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Lansing Region’s $555-million Dairy Processing Campus Marches Forward

Pure Lansing
August 30, 2018 11:00 AM

New cheese and whey processing facilities in St. Johns receive key local and state approvals

ST JOHNS, Mich. — Several key local and state approvals for two new world-class dairy processing facilities developing in St Johns were recently approved. Announced by LEAP on August 9, the new dairy processing campus is expected to dramatically improve the production, profitability, and long-term prospects for one of Michigan’s top agricultural products.

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Redevelopment of Long Blighted Dunckel Road Gateway Will Dramatically Improve First Impressions

Pure Lansing
July 16, 2018 5:00 PM

Key Gateway to City of Lansing and MSU Slated for Major Improvements

LANSING, Michigan –Ten years of blight and decay at a former hotel located near Dunckel and Collins roads in Lansing, could soon be lifted thanks to a new redevelopment proposal. Waypoint Residential, a Florida-based developer, has proposed the creation of a 286-unit market rate multi-family community, which is envisioned to meet the housing needs of the many new doctors, nurses, administrators, and other medical professionals who will join the local workforce in conjunction with the McLaren Health Campus development already underway.


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LEAP Announces Next ENGAGE Placemaking Project

Pure Lansing
July 13, 2018 3:00 PM

News Release Provided by LEAP

Lansing, MI – Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my! is a phrase that has taken a new turn on Pennsylvania Avenue near Potter Park Zoo in Lansing. Led through the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) regional ENGAGE placemaking program, the latest piece of permanent public art in Lansing features a whimsical animal themed design, which was painted in part by the local community. Officially unveiled on Tuesday evening, the #Penn4People mural project represents how collaborative placemaking is working to transform the Lansing region into a place that can attract and retain top talent from around the world.

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City of Lansing Corridor Facade Program Expanded

Pure Lansing
June 14, 2018 9:00 AM

Mayor Schor Unveils Recent Façade Improvement and Showcases Commercial Corridor Improvement Outside of the Downtown Area

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing Mayor Andy Schor, the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), and Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) officially unveiled recent façade improvements to 1141 South Washington Avenue in Lansing this afternoon. In addition, Mayor Schor announced the continuation of the Corridor Facade Program, officially launching the FY 2018/2019 program.

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The Runway Pivots to Business Growth and Acceleration Model

Pure Lansing
May 7, 2018 12:00 PM

Lansing, MI – The Runway is excited to announce its new phase of virtual accelerator programming, “Accelerating the Runway,” an intense eight-week course pairing fashion entrepreneurs with experts and mentors to quickly elevate their fashion startup. The program is designed to help fashion designers who have a clear idea of their line solidify their business foundation and develop high growth strategies.

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National Small Business Week Starts Sunday

Pure Lansing
April 26, 2018 11:00 AM

This year's National Small Business Week will be held from April 29 – May 5, 2018.

WASHINGTON, The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Administrator Linda  McMahon will start the week in Washington, D.C., where she will recognize and award outstanding small business owners and Resource Partners from around the country. She will continue the week with a bus road show starting in Jacksonville, Fla. and then continue on to  South Carolina and North Carolina.  Each stop she will meet with small business owners, visit small businesses and hold roundtable discussions. Additionally, virtual events, recognition and educational opportunities throughout SBA's 10 Regions and 68 Districts will be held throughout the week. 

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Nine Opportunity Zone Designations Approved Across the Tri-County Region

Pure Lansing
April 10, 2018 1:00 PM

Designation Increases Economic Investment Opportunities

Lansing, MI – The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced the approval of new Opportunity Zone designations Monday, including within nine communities across the Tri-County region. Opportunity Zones, established through the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, are intended to spur private investment, economic growth, and job creation in distressed areas, through tax incentives tied to the longevity of the investments. Governor Snyder with support from the Michigan State Housing and Development Authority (MSHDA) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) submitted Michigan’s application for 288 eligible zones from across the state.

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LEAP Continues Commitment to Inclusion & Diversity

Pure Lansing
April 2, 2018 10:00 AM

Annual Diversity & Equity Statement Signed & 2017 Regional Diversity Star Award Presented

LANSING, MI – Continuing its commitment to inclusion and diversity, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) presented its 3rd Annual Regional Diversity Star Award to Foster Swift at its Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at MSU Federal Credit Union, East Lansing, MI. LEAP recognizes companies, like Foster Swift who demonstrate best practices in creating a diverse and welcoming place where global talent wants to work and succeed, which has a direct impact on our local economy.

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Red Cedar Renaissance Development Agreement Heads to Lansing City Council for Consideration

Pure Lansing
February 26, 2018 3:00 PM

Key Michigan Avenue Corridor Project Could Take a Major Step Forward

Lansing, MI – A key development proposal situated on the Michigan Avenue corridor could be taking a major step forward next week. Following five years of detailed negotiations, the Red Cedar Renaissance development agreement is headed to Lansing City Council for a 30-day introduction, public hearing and consideration, beginning on Monday, February 26.

Redevelopment of the former Red Cedar golf course site at the intersection of US-127 and Clippert Street would strengthen the connection between the State Capitol and Michigan State University. The development agreement includes plans for a multigenerational mixed-used global village, which incorporates diversified housing options, a main street, a river view restaurant, parks, connection to the river trail, low impact environmental design, and new hotels; all elements identified through three public charrettes.

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Entrepreneurs Gain Support Through LEAP

Pure Lansing
February 7, 2018 3:00 PM

Seven Regional Entrepreneurial Support Organizations Receive $15,000 to Enhance Entrepreneurialism

Lansing, MI – The three county Lansing area is a great place for entrepreneurs to grow their ideas, due to strong ecosystem support. As one of many efforts to build, grow, and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) awarded $15,000 in Regional Innovation Network Group (RING) grants recently.

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