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New Artistic Fence Panels Reflect Community Character and Improve Aesthetic Appeal of Busy Parking Lot LANSING, Mich. –This morning in East Lansing, local officials and community partners officially unveiled a new public art installation funded by a Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and PNC Foundation Public Art...

Impeccables Joins Ranks As Hatching Winner LANSING, Mich. – The latest winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) business pitch competition, The Hatching, offers a new twist on an old favorite. Impeccables, a concept pitched by local entrepreneur Naomi Gauldin, proposes a restaurant and bar model similar to Hooters,...

Bike Racks To Connect Grand Ledge Downtown and Riverside Areas With Functional Aesthetics LANSING, Mich. – Local residents and visitors alike have another reason to get out and about along the Grand Ledge trail system. City residents, local officials, and community partners from across the Greater...

Approval by Michigan Strategic Fund Board Positions $8M Mixed-use Development To Commence LANSING, Mich. – Just a short block from the state Capitol building, the City of Lansing and representatives from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), today celebrated a major step forward in redeveloping the...

Michigan Strategic Fund Board Approval Prepares Project For Groundbreaking EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing’s Center City District development project took another step forward yesterday morning, with approval of incentives by the Michigan Strategic Fund Board (MSF) made available by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). Following...

LEAP Staff Recognized for Dedication to Advancing The Economic Development Profession LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) held its Annual Conference last week. The theme of this year’s meeting was “CONNECT: People. Ideas. Solutions.” which let economic developers know the connections that are...

Grand Ledge Twins Continue to Succeed in Highly Competitive Fashion Industry LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and The Runway are excited to support two hometown designers as they compete on the Emmy Award winning, fashion reality show, Project Runway produced by Lifetime Network. Grand...

Community Partners Leveraged LEAP’s ENGAGE Placemaking Pilot Program to Bring Public Art Installation by Lansing-based Artist to Lansing River Trail LANSING, Mich. – This afternoon, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero unveiled a new public art installation generously funded by the Greater...