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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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Farnum Building Brownfield Plan Heads to City Council for Consideration

Pure Lansing
July 19, 2019 4:00 PM

News Release Provided By LEAP
$20 Million Investment Intends to Revive Building in the Heart of Downtown Lansing

LANSING, Mich. – A pivotal property in the heart of downtown Lansing is moving toward redevelopment. The Farnum Building is located at 123 W. Allegan Street and was constructed in 1959. The building has been vacant since 2016. Lansing city council will receive and refer the plan to its committee on development and planning Monday, July 22, 2019.

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LEAP | Lansing Named Third Best Metro in the Nation for Sustainable Development by Site Selection Magazine

Pure Lansing
July 9, 2019 4:00 PM

News Release Provided By LEAP
Lansing named among top economic development powerhouses for sustainable development

LANSING, Mich. – Lansing-East Lansing was named the third best metro in the nation for sustainable development in Site Selection Magazine’s 2019 Sustainability Rankings, among other Midwestern powerhouses like Grand Rapids-Wyoming and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. 

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$600,000 EPA Grant To Jump-start Site Development Throughout Lansing Region

Pure Lansing
June 6, 2019 1:00 PM

Regional Coalition Led by LEAP through City of Lansing Secures Critical Grant to Assess Contaminated Properties Throughout Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), with the City of Lansing as the lead applicant, has once again led a coalition of regional partners including the City of East Lansing, Clinton County, Eaton County and Ingham County in securing a substantial grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will be used to assess and jump-start the environmental cleanup of blighted and contaminated properties across the region preparing them for development.

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LEAP | Laura Apol Selected as Next Lansing Poet Laureate

Pure Lansing
April 25, 2019 1:00 PM

Lansing Poet Laureate to engage tri-county community in the literary arts

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the RCAH Center for Poetry at Michigan State University and the Lansing Poetry Club, are proud to announce the appointment of Laura Apol as the second regional Lansing Poet Laureate. As Poet Laureate, Laura will engage the tri-county region in the literary arts to promote poetry as an art form, expand access to the literary arts, connect the community to poetry and showcase poetry as a literary voice that contributes to a greater sense of place, which supports the attraction of global talent and business.

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LEAP | First Digital Convenience Store Coming to Michigan

Pure Lansing
April 22, 2019 8:00 AM

goPuff Opens Service Center Warehouse in Lansing to Deliver to MSU and Nearby Area

LANSING, Mich. – Grabbing a quick snack just got a little easier with the addition of goPuff, the first digital convenience store, to the Lansing region. GoPuff was founded by two twenty year old college sophomores in Philadelphia who began by delivering late-night snacks around campus from the back of their Plymouth Voyager. Now five years later, with the help of 700 employees, goPuff is delivering product in over 70 locations around the US including major Midwest markets such as Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, Des Moines, IA, Indianapolis, IN and Madison, WI. As of this morning, goPuff has officially opened a new service center at 2619 East Michigan Avenue in Lansing, which is also goPuff’s first operation in Michigan.

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MEDC Joins LEAP and Insurance Industry Leaders to Announce a New Statewide Economic Development Initiative

Pure Lansing
April 8, 2019 2:00 PM

PROTO InsurTech Initiative to Enhance Competitiveness of State’s Business Startup Programming Through Recruitment of High-tech International Companies

LANSING, Mich. – Three new international high-tech startups set up shop in LEAP’s REO Town office this morning with the aim of transforming the Michigan Insurance Industry through technology innovation. Together with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and area Insurance Industry leaders, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) welcomed the first cohort of their new statewide initiative, PROTO InsurTech, to Lansing.

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LEAP | Taiwanese Dessert Company Expands US Presence in Lansing Region

Pure Lansing
April 2, 2019 11:00 AM

Meet Fresh Opens its First Michigan Location in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. – An authentic Taiwanese dessert experience delighted dessert lovers from around the region this morning in East Lansing, as the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Ingham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), City of East Lansing, Small Business Development Center and company leaders gathered to announce the opening of Meet Fresh’s first Michigan franchise.

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LEAP | New Position Open for an Economic Development Specialist II

Pure Lansing
March 12, 2019 5:00 PM


LEAP is excited to announce the team is growing and we are hoping you will share the attached job description with your friends, family and colleagues.   We are seeking a dynamic and energetic person to fill the open Economic Development Specialist position working in the Business Development Unit here at LEAP. 

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LEAP | Subsidiary PROTO Accelerator InsurTech Now Selecting First Startup Cohort Among Strong International Competition

Pure Lansing
December 31, 2018 1:00 PM

News Release Provided by LEAP 


LEAP Subsidiary PROTO Accelerator InsurTech Now Selecting First Startup Cohort Among Strong International Competition

LANSING, Mich. – Following an October 2018 program launch, PROTO Accelerator InsurTech has just closed the 2019 application process. Notably, international interest in the program is high, with two-thirds of applications received coming from outside the U.S. This new interest from abroad has yet to be seen among other established Michigan accelerators, which has the potential to offer PROTO InsurTech program founders the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), Delta Dental and Farm Bureau a possible competitive advantage in the Michigan tech and insurtech startup space over the coming year.

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French AgTech company Expands US Operations in Lansing Region

Pure Lansing
December 10, 2018 6:00 PM

News Release Provided By LEAP

JMT US Launches Distribution Out of Port Lansing Warehouse

LANSING, Mich. – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and JMT US, the United States subsidiary of French-based company Janny MT, announced new US operations for the company are to be based in Lansing, Michigan. The company’s decision to distribute from Lansing was largely based on acceleration services accessible through the MI Food Innovation District (MI FID).

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