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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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Recent Posts

Ben Pikus’ Sølv Wins Top Prize at The Last Hatching Event of 2022

Pure Lansing
November 18, 2022 12:00 PM

Sølv, a Redesigned Bathmat and Brainchild of Ben Pikus Takes Home First Prize; Hezekiah Trevino’s Community Building Nonprofit Ourspace (517) Takes Second Place    

LANSING, Mich. (Nov. 17, 2022) — In a night of creative collaboration, five local entrepreneurs pitched at The Hatching, Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) regular pitch competition. The event, open to entrepreneurs in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties, took place November 10 at UrbanBeat Event Center in Lansing’s Old Town Neighborhood and marked LEAP’s last pitch competition of 2022. In addition to the night’s winners, November’s entrepreneurial lineup included a bakery with the goal of offering a late-night sober experience, an app to consolidate come-to-you services in one place, and a family outreach service for teen mothers and other underserved youth.

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Lansing-East Lansing MSA Ranked as 11th Best Place For Tech Jobs

Pure Lansing
September 27, 2022 7:00 AM

Latest Rankings Highlight Lansing Region’s National Appeal for Top Tech Talent 

LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 23, 2020) — Years of regional coordination and partnerships focused on building a robust Lansing regional high-tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem continue to pay off, with the Lansing-East Lansing Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) landing the eleventh spot on CompTIA’s 2021 Annual Tech Town Index announced in March 2022.

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LEAP Led M-21 AgTech Taskforce Launches Effort

Pure Lansing
September 16, 2022 1:00 PM

to Attract Businesses on Vital Agricultural Corridor  

LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 16, 2022) – Led by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the M-21 AgTech Taskforce, comprised of the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership (SEDP), The Right Place

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Nyshell Lawrence’s Socialight Society Takes Top Prize at LEAP’s First Outdoor Hatching Event

Pure Lansing
September 2, 2022 12:00 PM

Bookstore centered on celebrating Black women and Black literature takes home first prize; Jacob Mervyn’s blend of coffee and cinematic horror, Crema-torium, takes second place    

LANSING, Mich. (Sept. 1, 2022) — In a night of creative collaboration, six local entrepreneurs pitched at The Hatching, Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) regular pitch competition. The event, which was open to entrepreneurs in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham, and Shiawassee counties, took place on Aug. 25 and marked LEAP’s first outdoor pitch competition—taking place in the Albert EL Fresco Social District in East Lansing.

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Upcoming Event: The Hatching Pitch Competition

Pure Lansing
August 24, 2022 8:00 AM

What:       The Hatching Pitch Competition   

When:     Thursday, August 25, 2022  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.   

Where:    Albert EL Fresco Pedestrian SpaceIntersection of Grove St. and Albert St.Downtown East Lansing, MI 48823  

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Pure Lansing | LEAP Helps A Plus International Culture Communications, Inc. Launch US Operations

Pure Lansing
August 12, 2022 9:00 AM

Chinese Company to Offer Educational and Cultural Exchange Opportunities 

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 2, 2022) — An exciting new educational and cultural exchange company is coming to Lansing, Michigan, thanks in part to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) foreign direct investment (FDI) soft landing program. Representatives from A Plus International Culture Communication, Inc., were joined by LEAP, local elected officials, and education partners in Lansing today to announce the launch of its U.S.-based cultural exchange operations.

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LEAP and C2BE Join Forces to Strengthen Ingham County Business Community through "Leave a Legacy" Program

Pure Lansing
August 12, 2022 7:00 AM

New Program Helps Small Business Owners Plan for the Future with Free Succession Planning   

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 11, 2022) As part of the Ingham County Sunrise Program, established by the Ingham County Board of Commissioners in April 2021, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and the Center for Community-Based Enterprise (C2BE) are partnering to offer Ingham County small businesses the opportunity to participate in the Leave a Legacy Business Succession Program.

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LEAP's One and All Inclusive Entrepreneurship Initiative Celebrates 19 Graduates from Program Six — May-July 2022

Pure Lansing
August 5, 2022 10:00 AM

Six One and All Graduating Class Continues to Accelerate Economic Mobility Across Clinton, Eaton,  Ingham and Shiawassee Counties   

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 3, 2022) – Nineteen entrepreneurs from across the Lansing region celebrated the end of a two-month journey of business growth with the sixth program of One and All, an inclusive entrepreneurship initiative created in 2020 by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Consumers Energy Foundation. 

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LEAP Helps A Plus International Culture Communications, Inc. Launch US Operations in Lansing, MI

Pure Lansing
August 2, 2022 4:00 PM

Chinese Company to Offer Educational and Cultural Exchange Opportunities 

LANSING, Mich. (Aug. 2, 2022) — An exciting new educational and cultural exchange company is coming to Lansing, Michigan, thanks in part to the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) foreign direct investment (FDI) soft landing program. Representatives from A Plus International Culture Communication, Inc., were joined by LEAP, local elected officials, and education partners in Lansing today to announce the launch of its U.S.-based cultural exchange operations.

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7th Annual Flint Water Festival Continues Today

Pure Lansing
July 4, 2022 12:00 PM

HYDRATE JUL 1st – 4th

Carnival, Water Drive, and Live Concert All Included in This Year’s Line-Up 

FLINT, Mich. (July 1, 2022) – RICH Kids, Inc. is proud to present the 7th Annual Flint Water Festival, being held July 1st – 4th at Flint’s City Hall.

This year’s festival will be just as amazing as the prior years, and it has a ton of activities for all ages to enjoy! The festival will kick off at 10 a.m. with a free youth sports camp on July 1, 2022 and a full carnival beginning at 3 p.m.  On July 4th, a 27ft. water slide will be added to the fun, along with a traveling water-themed circus.

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