LEAP News

LANSING, Mich. – International luxury tea company, Newby Teas of London hosted an inaugural reception at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing last night, welcoming over 100 regional leaders, industry professionals, and Michigan State University representatives. Raji Singh, Brand Ambassador, Newby Teas, (BA...

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations invites the community to the third anniversary edition of The Hatching on June 29, 2016 at its new location, Lansing Brewing Company in Lansing, Mich. The Hatching 3rd Anniversary Business Pitch Competition Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:01 to 6...

LANSING, Mich. – It was announced today that the Michigan Garment Industry Council (MGIC), which operates out of The Runway fashion and design incubator in downtown Lansing launched the Road 2 Retail program on Friday, June 3, for Michigan-based designers. The Road 2 Retail program is...

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of Joe Carr as the region’s new Startup Innovation Manager. Joe will work in LEAP’s New Economy Division, working closely with its Director Tony Willis. Joe replaces the position recently vacated...

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) continues its regional direct foreign business attraction efforts by once again traveling to Italy to conduct several days of direct prospect visits, as well as nurturing the development of crucial, high-level relationships between Global Lansing leadership and...

Olivet College & LEAP Partner to hold student startup event  EAST LANSING, Mich. – This week, Spiked Bean Exchange, an Olivet College student-created business, took home the top prize at the Launching. The Launching is similar to the Hatching event and offers the opportunity for Olivet...

LANSING, Mich. – A recent report released by Nationwide named the Lansing - East Lansing MSA 9th in the United States for growth in housing health and 3rd most improved overall in fourth quarter 2015. The report, Nationwide’s Health of Housing Markets Report, utilized data from four categories to...

LANSING, Mich. – A recent report released by Livibility.com named Lansing, MI as the 2nd Best City for African Americans. Livability.com used the percentage of African American residents, income equality, percentage of African American homeowners, percentage of new African American residents as a few of the criteria...

Coalition awarded $500,000 for economic development projects, LEAP approves 22 projects already across the region LANSING, Mich. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that the Lansing Regional Brownfields Coalition, led by LEAP on behalf of the City of Lansing and its regional partners, has...

LANSING, Mich. – After welcoming seven new members to the LEAP Board of Directors in 2016, LEAP announced today that Eaton Federal Savings Bank will join LEAP’s Board for the 2016 year. Led by president, Timothy Jewell, Eaton Federal Savings Bank was founded in Charlotte in...