LEAP News

Application Period is Open for the Lansing Area’s Second Poet Laureate LANSING, Mich. – Following two years of programming and engagement from the inaugural Lansing Poet Laureate, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Lansing Poetry Club, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities...

LANSING, Mich. – Black Pine Engineering, a manufacturer of cutting-edge compressor engines, has been accepted into the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) PROTO Accelerator physical product program. Poised to continue the innovation of technology developed at one of the country’s top research institutions, Michigan State...

Development of New Cheese and Whey Processing Facilities in St. Johns Underway ST. JOHNS, Mich. — Ground has broken on the site of two new world-class dairy processing facilities in St. Johns, which are expected to dramatically improve the production, profitability and long-term prospects for Michigan’s...

LEAP Welcomes New Tri-County and Placemaking Manager LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the addition of Dillon Rush, current Executive Director of CharlotteRising, to the LEAP team. Rush has accepted a position as LEAP’s Tri-County and Placemaking Manager, a...

One of the Fastest Growing Manufacturers in Turkey Launching US Operations LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) was joined by the City of Lansing in announcing the new distribution operations of Norm Fasteners, a U.S. subsidiary of Norm Group. Norm Fasteners will be chiefly...

Applications open for insurance technology business startups to receive investment, mentorship and resources during 2019 program LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), together with key industry leaders Delta Dental and Farm Bureau Insurance have launched a new insurtech accelerator program, PROTO InsurTech, to inspire and...

Addition of Shiawassee County to the Lansing/East Lansing MSA Tips Regional Population Beyond the Half-Million Mark LANSING, Mich. – The United States Office of Management and Budget issued a memo on September 14, 2018 announcing the addition of Shiawassee County to the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)...