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High-Tech Manufacturing Startup Launched in Lansing Places at Statewide Pitch Competition LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing region and Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem was well represented at the Aug. 13 Manu-Tech Night pitch competition hosted by Lean Rocket Labs in Jackson, Michigan. Top players in the Michigan startup...

Lansing-East Lansing Places Ahead of Chicago, Des Moines and Other Key Metros LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing-East Lansing metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was recently named as one of America’s most educated cities by personal finance web service WalletHub, landing at No. 22 on their annual Most...

Grant Will Revitalize Key Community Asset and Assist Vulnerable Populations with Home Improvement LANSING, Mich. – Blighted structures leave psychological impact anywhere, but the effect is quickly amplified in small communities, communities like the Village of Dansville. A point noted by Village leaders and the Ingham...

$20 Million Investment Intends to Revive Building in the Heart of Downtown Lansing LANSING, Mich. – A pivotal property in the heart of downtown Lansing is moving toward redevelopment. The Farnum Building is located at 123 W. Allegan Street and was constructed in 1959. The building...

By Andi Crawford This article is an extended version of an op-ed published in the Lansing State Journal on May 30, 2019. Andi Crawford is Director of the Department of Neighborhoods and Citizen Engagement for the city of Lansing. Whether you call it the Rust Belt (a term that...

On June 4, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) board of directors heard from members of PROTO Accelerator’s inaugural PROTO InsurTech cohort, Ron Shalit of Israel’s Supportomate, Declan Trumble of Ireland’s KudosHealth and Alex Devoto of England’s LVLFi. Tony Willis, LEAP’s director of new economy...