LEAP News

Regional Coalition Led by LEAP through City of Lansing Secures Critical Grant to Assess Contaminated Properties Throughout Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), with the City of Lansing as the lead applicant, has once again led a coalition...

The greater Lansing region is deeply saddened by the passing of former Delta Township Supervisor Joe Drolett. Drolett passed away June 2 after a two-year struggle with cancer. He was 81 years old. Drolett’s life was defined by his commitment to our region’s communities. He played...

Campaign Seeks Community Voices to Share Experiences from Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties LANSING, Mich. –The Ledges in Grand Ledge. The riverfront in downtown Lansing. A patch of wildflowers in Delta Township Park. A soccer match. Beaumont Tower in East Lansing. Windwalker in Charlotte. Three Counties....

PROTO Accelerator is proud to reflect on the first month of its inaugural insurtech cohort. The accelerator program, which welcomed companies from Ireland, Israel and the UK at a kickoff event on April 8, was made possible thanks to support from the Michigan Economic Development...

Lansing Poet Laureate to Engage Tri-county Community in the Literary Arts LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University and the Lansing Poetry Club, are proud to announce the appointment of Laura Apol as the second...

goPuff Opens Service Center Warehouse in Lansing to Deliver to MSU and Nearby Area LANSING, Mich. – Grabbing a quick snack just got a little easier with the addition of goPuff, the first digital convenience store, to the Lansing region. GoPuff was founded by two twenty...

On April 2, Bernard Swiecki and Kristin Dziczek of the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) spoke with our board of directors about the state of the automotive industry in Michigan, the United States and worldwide. CAR has provided more than 30 years of industry research, trend forecasting,...

PROTO InsurTech Initiative to Enhance Competitiveness of State’s Business Startup Programming Through Recruitment of High-tech International Companies LANSING, Mich. – Three new international high-tech startups set up shop in LEAP’s REO Town office this morning with the aim of transforming the Michigan Insurance Industry through technology...

Meet Fresh Opens its First Michigan Location in East Lansing EAST LANSING, Mich. – An authentic Taiwanese dessert experience delighted dessert lovers from around the region this morning in East Lansing, as the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Ingham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), City of...

MSU Student’s AssemBIO the Latest Company to be “Hatched” Through LEAP LANSING, Mich. – Michael Behrendt, a Michigan State University (MSU) senior studying chemical engineering, is the winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) March Hatching event. Behrendt pitched AssemBIO, a bioreactor fabrication company that...