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Pure Lansing

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

9:00 PM every Friday
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Recent Posts

City of Lansing Announces New Project to Redevelop Blighted Properties in Downtown Area Neighborhood

Pure Lansing
April 7, 2017 4:00 PM

New Mixed-Use Project to Create Jobs, Diversify Housing Options, and Add New Retail Opportunities

LANSING, MI – Mayor Virg Bernero and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a new mixed-use redevelopment project on West Ionia Street this morning. The Belen Buildings project will be completed by Vesta Building, and involves a complete rehabilitation of the existing and functionally obsolete buildings (513 and 519 W. Ionia) formerly the location of Belen Floral.

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Mid-Michigan Students to Pitch Business Ideas at the 4th Annual Lansing Youth Startup Expo

Pure Lansing
March 28, 2017 11:00 AM

Hundreds of Young Entrepreneurs to Compete For More Than $10,000 in Prize Money

LANSING, MI – The 4th Annual Lansing Youth Startup Expo

When Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where Lansing Center, Hall C 333 E. Michigan Ave. Lansing, MI 48910

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03-29-2017: Lansing Youth Startup Challenge

Pure Lansing
March 17, 2017 11:30 AM

Wednesday March 29th this event will have the Lansing Center teaming with youthful energy. It is open to any middle school or high school aged student, living or attending school in the Tri-county region of Lansing (Clinton, Eaton & Ingham Counties).

The event consists of an Executive Summary Business Plan portion(50%), a Product Display/Demo portion(50%). Cash Prizes will be awarded for Best Executive Summary Business Plan, Best Product Display/Pitch, as well as overall Champion.

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“Center City District” Development Proposal Unveiled in East Lansing

Pure Lansing
February 28, 2017 8:00 AM

Redefining Mixed-Use Project to Enhance Albert Avenue and Provide Downtown Grocery Option

EAST LANSING, MI — Mayor Mark Meadows and the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced a major new mixed-use development proposed for the heart of East Lansing this morning. The development team consisting of East Lansing’s own Ballein Family and the Chicago-based developer, Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, are proposing to create the Center City District (CCD) along Albert Avenue, transforming the cultural throughfare of East Lansing’s Downtown into a pedestrian-focused lifestyle destination. 

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Lansing PROTO Business Accelerator Seeking Applicants for 2017 Program

Pure Lansing
January 31, 2017 3:00 PM

Investment Opportunity Provides Resources, Support, and Funding for Entrepreneurs

LANSING, MI – Lansing PROTO, Michigan’s first and only physical product business accelerator program, is seeking applicants for the 2017 program. Lansing PROTO, is a Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) initiative and subsidiary that supports physical product-based companies as they move from concept to market.

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Applications Open for LEAP’s 2017 Lansing Youth Startup Expo

Pure Lansing
January 31, 2017 2:00 PM

Young Entrepreneurs Compete For More Than $10,000 in Prize Money

LANSING, MI – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) invites young entrepreneurs and innovators to participate in the 4th Annual Lansing Youth Startup Expo, scheduled to take place on March 29, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center. Participation in the Youth Startup Expo is free and open to all middle and high school students residing or attending school in Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton Counties.

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The Startup Culture of Lansing, MI

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 5:00 PM

Bob and Sara welcome Tony Willis, director of new economy at LEAP to discuss the startup culture of the Lansing area as well as upcoming events such as the business bootcamp, Lansing Maker Week, as well as The Runway’s events, the Fashion 411 Speaker Series, Fashion at the Market and more. 

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LEAP’s Public Art for Communities program

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 4:00 PM

Bob and Sara discuss the arts and some grant opportunities for communities, arts organizations, and artists themselves. The City of Lansing’s Sense of Place program is open for applications until Sept 15 and LEAP’s Public Art for Communities program will open in November for the 2017 grant cycle.

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The Runway Offers Opportunity

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 3:00 PM


Bob and Sara welcome Joe Carr, startup innovation manager at LEAP to discuss the happenings of The Runway, the state’s premier fashion and design incubator. The Runway has much to offer an aspiring designer including access to equipment, expertise, and education. Additionally, Joe discusses some specific programming that The Runway offers for designers looking to get their products in stores. 

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Economic Development News throughout the Greater Lansing Area

Pure Lansing
August 29, 2016 2:34 PM

Bob Trezise, president and CEO of LEAP, and co-host Sara Parkinson, director of talent & communications at LEAP discuss economic development news throughout the Greater Lansing Area.

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