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$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...

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...

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...

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...

The below remarks were given at the Michigan Higher Education Attainment Roundtable (MIHEART) Talent Summit on Jan. 24, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. by Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) President/CEO, Bob Trezise. Thank you to the organizers and participants of this most critical coalition, MIHEART. Welcome to...