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Former ArtPrize Public Art Installation Coming to Lansing River Trail

Pure Lansing
August 14, 2017 5:00 PM

Community Partners Leverage LEAP’s ENGAGE Placemaking Pilot Program to Bring Public Art Installation by Lansing-based Artist to Lansing River Trail

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City of Lansing Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Applications Due August 4, 2017

Pure Lansing
August 1, 2017 1:00 PM

LANSING, MI – Applications for the City of Lansing’s new Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program are due Friday, August 4, 2017 by 5 p.m. The Targeted Façade Improvement Matching Grant Program will provide up to $15,000 in one-to-one reimbursed matching funds for new permanent structural and aesthetic improvements in critical areas of the City.

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New South Washington Redevelopments to Create Jobs and Diversify REO Town Commercial Space

Pure Lansing
July 28, 2017 9:00 AM

Sleepwalker Spirits & Ale and Wheel House Pottery Studio to Open in Renovated REO Town Buildings

LANSING, MI – Wednesday morning July 26th, Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced the redevelopment of two adjacent properties located at 1101 and 1103 South Washington Avenue in REO Town. Through the renovation of the two properties, the existing structures will be transformed into vibrant new mixed-use spaces in Lansing’s REO Town district.

“Redevelopment of existing buildings is booming all over the city, helping us keep and create quality jobs in Lansing and providing a venue for terrific new businesses led by talented entrepreneurs," said Mayor Bernero. "Leveraging our existing assets and strong collaborative partnerships are key to the city’s long-term competitiveness, and these redevelopment projects are great examples of both.”

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07-26-2017: City of Lansing to Announce Redevelopment Projects on South Washington

Pure Lansing
July 25, 2017 8:00 PM

Building Redevelopments Support Small Businesses and Bring New Retail Options to REO Town


Event: 1101 and 1103 S Washington Redevelopment Projects Announcement

When Wednesday, July 26, 2017 10:00 a.m.

Where: 1101-1103 S Washington Ave Lansing, MI 48912

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07-25-2017: Youth Refugee Entrepreneurs to Compete at Targeted Business Pitch Event

Pure Lansing
July 25, 2017 8:00 AM

LEAP and the Refugee Development Center Partner to Showcase New Ideas from Youth Refugees.


Event: Newcomers New Ideas Youth Business Pitch Competition

When Tuesday, July 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Middle School Student Presentations
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. High School Student Presentations

Where: 600 W Maple St, Suite A Lansing, MI 48906

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Under The Bridge Illuminated as Project Moves Forward

Pure Lansing
June 28, 2017 11:00 AM

Board of Water & Light Installed LED Lighting Turned On

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) The community gathered Tuesday evening to be present for the official unveiling of the decorative LED lighting underneath the US-127 bridge overpass along the Michigan Avenue corridor. The lights, which illuminate the bridge in dozens of optional color variations, brings another phase of the crowd-funded Under the Bridge Project to life.

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Innovative Infant Phototherapy Device Wins at InnovateHER Challenge Event

Pure Lansing
June 4, 2017 12:00 PM

TheraB Medical to Advance to National Semifinal Round

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the local InnovateHER business pitch competition, TheraB Medical. LEAP partnered with the Lansing area Tech Thursday networking group to host a local event in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)'s InnovateHER Challenge. The event, held yesterday evening at the EAST Lansing Technology and Innovation Center (TIC), was the third local InnovateHER Challenge competition LEAP has spearheaded in the region, in as many years.

The InnovateHER Innovating for Women Business Challenge is targeted at local entrepreneurs and innovators whose products and services better the lives of women and families. Winners of local InnovateHER competitions are eligible to enter a nationwide business competition that brings top local winners from across the nation together.

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Local Entrepreneur Wins $1,000 To Advance Escapade VR Job Shadow App

Pure Lansing
June 3, 2017 12:00 PM

Escapade VR the Newest Business to be “Hatched” Through LEAP

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is excited to announce the winner of the May Hatching event, Andrez Chuney with his idea Escapade VR. Escapade VR is an app that allows students to job shadow and experience different career paths in virtual reality to find their ideal careers. Chuney joins 54 winners and 388 ideas submitted throughout the history of The Hatching.

Celebrating its fourth anniversary this June, LEAP’s Hatching is part of a community-wide effort to support local entrepreneurs and make the Lansing region a great place to start a business. Each month, participants submit business and product ideas through The Hatching’s online portal, where the public subsequently votes forward up to five top ideas. The owners of the top five ideas then have a chance to pitch in front of a live audience and panel of judges.

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The Runway Signs Five New Fashion Designers as Alumnus Grows

Pure Lansing
April 27, 2017 4:00 PM

LANSING, MI – The Runway is pleased to announce the addition of five new fashion designers to the incubator, and some major accomplishments of a Runway alumnus. The Runway Lansing, funded by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), was created in 2014 as Michigan’s premiere fashion incubator. The Runway helps aspiring fashion designers produce and move collections to market by providing essential resources such as creative space, education, and programming.

Runway alumnus Lawrence Hunt, continues to grow as it secures a second brand ambassador with New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shephard. Shephard joins Detroit Tigers James McCann in donating 200 Lawrence Hunt shirts to students and veterans who are preparing for new careers. Launched from The Runway, Lawrence Hunt Dress Shirts is best known for designing high-quaility professional dress shirts that keep the wearer cool in the heat or during high stress situations.

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LEAP Under the Bridge Project

Pure Lansing
April 21, 2017 11:00 AM

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated Under the Bridge Project will launch into full swing this spring. In conjunction with the project, Lansing-based artist, Brian Whitfield, was commissioned to create four murals on the slopepavings underneath the US-127 bridge overpass along the Michigan Avenue corridor that joins Lansing and East Lansing. In addition, the Lansing Board of Water & Light will install 24 decorative LED lights that will illuminate the bridge.

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