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So far, my project has been full of up and downs. I started on a very broad subject, sustainability, which I quickly realized is far too broad and inconsistent to be a subject on its own. My initial research found that every company wants to attach...

By DJ Seaton This certainly has been quite a journey so far. I have finally finished up my work on the 2020 LEDC Annual Report. When working on that report, I discovered that I really need a bigger screen because I sometimes had 5+ windows open...

Delhi Township and Meridian Township Receive Public Art Grants to Enhance Business and Talent Attraction [caption id="attachment_5075" align="alignleft" width="214"] The Keeping Time Sculpture in Charlotte's Time Piece Park was funded in part by a 2018 LEAP Public Art for Communities Grant.[/caption] The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)...

Organizations can make ideation and progress actionable by measuring what they already have before creating something new. Innovation is an orientation toward progress and new ideas. But with a concept as abstract as innovation, working to improve your business’ performance can seem daunting. Tracking metrics...

Customer-Focused Personal Shopping Startup Fills Community Need LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 26, 2021) — Five budding female entrepreneurs pitched at the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) March 11 virtual Hatching event, the quarterly pitch competition’s first event of 2021. March’s pitch lineup included an apparel and gift boutique...

Partnership is the key to innovation, and PROTO Accelerator has successfully partnered with brilliant and creative minds across Michigan. One of those minds is Tino Breithaupt, senior strategic advisor-corporate relations for business development at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). As an invaluable partner to...

Our new monthly #LEAPforward Leaders feature will profile a LEAP member to learn more about the people and purpose behind their drive to grow prosperity for everyone in the Lansing region. This month we sat down with John McGraw, Director of Development at River Caddis...