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Pure Lansing, hosted by Bob Trezise, focuses on positive news and events coming out of the Greater Lansing area.

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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

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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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New Lansing Mayor Andy Schor Takes Seat On Lansing EDC Board

Pure Lansing
January 12, 2018 7:00 PM

Mayor Schor Determined To Further Accelerate Growth Of Lansing

LANSING, MI January 12, 2018: Lansing Economic Development Corporation Board Meeting. 1000 S Washington Ave, Suite 201, (REO Town) Lansing, MI. This morning The Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) Board is set to welcome newly elected Lansing Mayor Andy Schor as he takes his seat on the EDC Board of Directors, during the first EDC Board meeting of 2018.

The LEDC manages economic development for the City of Lansing including the City’s Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA), Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA), and Regional SmartZone.

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GlowShop Takes Home $10,000 Prize

Pure Lansing
December 5, 2017 10:00 AM

GlowShop the Latest Business to be Hatched Through LEAP’s Business Pitch Competitions

LANSING, MI – Among tough competition from seven strong competitors, GlowShop and owner Alex Reny became the latest winner of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) annual Hatched event, held at the MSU University Club Wednesday evening. The Hatched brings together winners from LEAP’s monthly business pitch competition, The Hatching, for a final showdown and a crack at $10,000 in prize money.

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Community Partners Come Together to Dedicate New Public Art Sculpture

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November 7, 2017 10:00 AM

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LEAP’s Hatching Pitch Competition

Pure Lansing
November 3, 2017 9:00 AM

MBN was on the road to visit LEAP’s Hatching Pitch Competition held at the Lansing Brewing Company. The Hatching is a monthly event and part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business.

The event helps move new, local business ideas from concept to reality. Ideas are submitted, voted on, and five get the opportunity to pitch their concepts on stage.

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