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I am so grateful for this opportunity I have had with LEAP and I cannot believe it is coming to a close! I have learned so much about not only economic development, but also inclusive entrepreneurship and what it takes to run a successful program.    One of my main...

Konnech, Inc. to Create 51 New Tech Jobs at New East Lansing Location [caption id="attachment_5917" align="alignright" width="361"] Konnech will lease the second floor at 325 East Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing from MSU Foundation.[/caption] Today, Okemos-based premier software as a service (SaaS) provider Konnech, Inc....

Sculpture by Artist Dane Porter funded by LEAP Public Art Grant with Support from PNC Foundation The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), regional placemaking funders and the Meridian Township community dedicated a new art sculpture today [caption id="attachment_5861" align="alignright" width="282"] SOW is a new art sculpture located...

Application Period is Open for the Lansing Area's Third Poet Laureate [caption id="attachment_5826" align="alignleft" width="286"] One of eight poems etched in sidewalks across Lansing, Mich. produced through the Lansing Sidewalk Poetry Project.[/caption] The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Lansing Poetry Club, and the Residential College in...

267 Grants Awarded to Businesses Across Ingham County Today, the Ingham County Board of Commissioners and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced additional grant recipients of the $11M Ingham County Sunrise Small Business Grants Program. Two-hundred sixty-seven businesses from across Ingham County received grants ranging...

I am excited to share a quick update with all of you in regards to the worker cooperative succession project I have been working on. I would like to give a quick overview of what the project is and why it is important, for those...

I have learned so much thus far at LEAP! I have gotten the chance to meet and greet with various departments across LEAP to introduce myself, my role here at LEAP, and my goals going forward. We also discussed the broad and ever-changing topic of economic development. Most discussions have...