LEAP News

LEAP to Review 208 Small Business Loan Applications LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 9, 2020) – Directly following an incredibly competitive process of reviewing nearly 2,000 applications from Lansing region small businesses seeking funding to help them get through the economic fallout from COVID-19, the Lansing Economic Area...

$600,000 Awarded to Help 60 Lansing Region Small Businesses Bridge the COVID-19 Crisis LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 7, 2020) – Following a transparent, rigorous and equitable application and review process involving representatives from LEAP, Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Capital Area Michigan Works! (CAMW!) and...

Retail, Restaurant and Child Care Businesses Hit Hard According to LEAP’s COVID-19 Business Needs Survey Results LANSING, Mich. – As the COVID-19 crisis persists, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership has been collecting feedback from small businesses across the Lansing region. Preliminary results confirm retail, restaurant and child...

MedTech Group Meets to Proactively to Equip Regional and Statewide Medical Ecosystem LANSING, Mich. – With COVID-19 cases rapidly rising throughout the country, state and now the Lansing region, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) took proactive steps to convene its MedTech advisory group Friday evening,...

LEAP Applying for Access to Emergency Grants and Loans for Small Businesses Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the availability of emergency relief funding for small businesses this morning, as fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit...

Economic Developer and Site Consultant Community Selects Bob Trezise as National Economic Development Leader LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is garnering national attention again for excellence and leadership in economic development. The latest accolades were awarded to LEAP president and CEO Bob Trezise,...

LEAP and Miller Canfield Help Lansing Area Companies Make Sense of Defense Industry Contract Opportunities LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) unveiled a new report outlining the Lansing region’s assets in key defense and homeland security sectors at the Mid-Michigan Aerospace and Defense...