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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 Receives 20,000 Face Masks for Lansing and Michigan Health Care Workers

Pure Lansing
May 28, 2020 8:00 AM

Thanks to Lansing-Hohhot Sister City Bond

 Investment in Key Economic Partnership Pays Off in Time of Need 

LANSING, Mich. (May 27, 2020) – Health care workers in the Lansing region and other areas in the state of Michigan with the greatest need will have better protection against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) thanks to a critical sister city relationship fostered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) in collaboration with a local attorney, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor and Hohhot Municipal Government in Inner Mongolia, China.

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Publicom, Lansing Chamber, LEAP Announce Marketing Grant

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May 7, 2020 4:00 PM

Marketing firm celebrates 41st anniversary with 40+1 Grant to help another business ‘thrive beyond the pandemic’; applications due June 15

OKEMOS, Mich. – Publicom Inc. is planning to give back in a big way as it enters its 41st year.

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LEAP Launches Half-Million Dollar Inclusive Entrepreneurship Program

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May 6, 2020 11:00 AM

- for Lansing Region with Support from MEDC and Consumers Energy Foundation

LEAP’s One&All Program to Impact Success Rate of Underrepresented, Underserved Entrepreneurs Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties

LANSING, Mich. (May 6, 2020) – The beginning of the business lifecycle is known to be the riskiest time for entrepreneurs and small-business owners, and a time when funds, knowledge and networks uniquely influence the likelihood of business success. The Kauffman Foundation affirms this, citing that 81 percent of funding for new business ventures comes through net worth, family wealth or network connections

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LEAP Awards $30,000 for Public Art, Artist-Entrepreneurs with Support from the PNC Foundation

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April 28, 2020 12:00 PM

Williamston, Lansing and Delhi Township Receive Grants to Enhance Business and Talent Attraction   

LANSING, Mich. (April 28, 2020) – Amid the evolving economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) remains steadfast in supporting communities across the region by accessing and distributing relief funds as they become available. LEAP, with support from the PNC Foundation, announced a continued investment in public art and support for artist-entrepreneurs, by awarding $30,000 for public art through LEAP’s Public Art for Communities (PAFC) grant program Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

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LEAP Helps Innovative Cancer Treatment Company Leap Forward with Business Accelerator Funds

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April 24, 2020 2:00 PM

Peptinovo Biopharma, LLC receives Business Accelerator Fund Award to Advance New Cancer Treatment Method

LANSING, Mich. (April 24, 2020) – Peptinovo Biopharma, LLC, a Michigan-based medical technology startup looking to revolutionize cancer treatment efficacy, will continue to advance its mission and work to improve chemotherapy outcomes for patients with support from a Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) award the company secured through LEAP’s regional SmartZone program.

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LEAP Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) Program for Lansing Region Pivots

Pure Lansing
April 20, 2020 1:00 PM

Pivots to Combat Long-Term COVID-19 Effects

Statewide BAF Program Expands Eligibility to Include Companies Proactively Working to Address Coronavirus Concerns 

LANSING, Mich. (April 20, 2020) – As part of a continued effort to find ways to fund our region’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the state of Michigan has expanded eligibility requirements for the Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) to incorporate a focus on coronavirus response.

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LEAP Advances Small Business Loan Applications to State for Consideration

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April 16, 2020 7:00 PM

Loan Approvals Could Mean Additional $600,000 to Help Lansing Region Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic 

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 16, 2020) – With a focus on obtaining fast and critical relief for small businesses suffering economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) acted quickly to forward 20 Michigan Small Business Relief Program (MSBRP) loan applications to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for consideration.

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Lansing Region Small Businesses Vie for Limited State Loan Funds

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April 9, 2020 8:00 PM

LEAP to Review 208 Small Business Loan Applications

LANSING, Mich. (Apr. 9, 2020) – Directly following an incredibly competitive process of reviewing nearly 2,000 applications from Lansing region small businesses seeking funding to help them get through the economic fallout from COVID-19, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is acting swiftly to evaluate 208 state loan applications received since Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

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LEAP | Application for Lansing Region Emergency Small Business Relief Grants Open on LEAP Website

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March 27, 2020 8:00 AM

LEAP Accepting Applications for State Allocated Emergency Grant Funds from Small Businesses Across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties

LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 26, 2020) – Wednesday, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) successfully secured $600,000 from the MEDC’s Small Business Relief Program to issue 60 $10,000 grants to small businesses across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties that are suffering financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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LEAP | Lansing Region Small Businesses Desperate for Grant Assistance

Pure Lansing
March 25, 2020 2:00 PM

Retail, Restaurant and Child Care Businesses Hit Hard According to LEAP’s COVID-19 Business-Needs Survey Results

LANSING, Mich. (Mar. 25, 2020) – As the COVID-19 crisis persists, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership has been collecting feedback from small businesses across the Lansing region. Preliminary results confirm retail, restaurant and child care businesses and their workers are in the most desperate need of immediate financial assistance if they are to have any hope of an eventual return to normal operations.

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