LEAP News

Accelerators are a confusing topic for many people, including those in entrepreneurship, small business, corporate leadership and beyond. And yet, they’re a growing tool to help support and… accelerate… the process of getting products and services to market, and helping companies of all sizes grow...

My name is Amanda Miner, a third-year marketing student at the MSU Broad College of Business. In 2018, I co-founded a sustainable reversible clothing company called INFKNIT Apparel with three other business students. We filed a patent, ran a successful Kickstarter campaign, and even got...

Regional Geographic Distribution, Economic Impact and Inclusion-Minded Process Drove Complex Grant Awards Following a statewide announcement from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is announcing 412 small businesses and nonprofits from across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties have been selected...

Black-Owned Baby Food Startup Takes Top Prize at August 13 Hatching LANSING, Mich. – Five more aspiring entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) August 13 virtual Hatching event, bringing the series’ theme of resilience to life with their business ideas. This month’s ideas included...

Lansing’s Resilient Economy and Midsize Market Status Combine to Make the Region A Top Location in the Post-COVID United States As economies slowly begin to restart and Americans adjust to a vastly different professional and social landscape, the places in which we choose to live, work...