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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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LEAP Funds New Pubic Art in East Lansing’s “Artist Alley”

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October 31, 2017 10:00 AM

New Artistic Fence Panels Reflective Community Character and Improve Aesthetic Appeal of Busy Parking Lot

LANSING, MI –This morning in East Lansing, local officials and community partners officially unveiled a new public art installation funded by a Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and PNC Foundation Public Art for Communities Grant.

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LEAP Staff Members Receive Prestigious Economic Development Awards

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August 25, 2017 11:00 AM


LEAP Staff Recognized for Dedication to Advancing The Economic Development Profession

The Michigan Economic Developers Association (MEDA) held its Annual Conference last week. The theme of this year’s meeting was “CONNECT: People. Ideas. Solutions.” which let economic developers know the connections that are needed to succeed with emerging industries, themes, and tools.

At the conference MEDA hosted a New Member and Awards Reception where four statewide awards were presented to outstanding economic developers, including the Mike Conboy Professional Development and President’s Awards. The Conboy Award is given to one MEDA member who has made substantial, long-term contributions/commitment to MEDA, specifically focusing on the advancement of the economic development profession through support of education and training, and by expanding the knowledge base of economic developers. The President’s Award is given to members that have provided a substantial contribution to the organization and its statewide economic development efforts.

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Two Lansing Runway Designers to Compete on Project Runway

Pure Lansing
August 15, 2017 2:00 PM


Grand Ledge Twins Continue to Succeed in Highly Competitive Fashion Industry

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and The Runway are excited to support two hometown designers as they compete on the Emmy Award winning, fashion reality show, Project Runway produced by Lifetime Network.

Grand Ledge twins Claire and Shawn Buitendorp were first introduced to The Runway as students in the Lansing Community College (LCC) Fashion Technology Program. The Buitendorps graduated from LCC in 2011, and are no strangers to success on a national stage. The twins have dressed singer Katy Perry more than 25 times, and recently competed and won the VH1 hit reality show Twinning.

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