Platform designed to provide access and ease to the subleasing process takes home first prize; One and All grad Gloria Trevino of TheraPLAYoga takes second place
LANSING, Mich. (May 20, 2022) — In a night of creative collaboration, seven local entrepreneurs pitched at The Hatching, Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) quarterly pitch competition. The event, which was open to entrepreneurs in Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee counties, took place May 5 and marked LEAP’s first return to in-person events since 2019. May’s pitch lineup included: a food truck serving authentic indigenous cuisine, a social media platform designed to elevate influencers from marginalized communities, a personal assistant service, an eco-conscious cooperative compost initiative, and a game design startup.
What: The Hatching Pitch Competition
When: Thursday, May 5, 2022 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Allen Neighborhood Center 1611 E Kalamazoo St Lansing, MI 48912
Pitch Competition Returns After Necessary Move to Virtual amid COVID-19 Pandemic
LANSING, Mich. (April, 14, 2022) — The Hatching is back and better than ever with a return to in-person programming in partnership with the Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood.
Fifth One and All Graduating Class Continues to Accelerate Economic Mobility Across Clinton, Eaton, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties
Program Seeks to Increase and Strengthen Black Businesses Across Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham Counties
LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 24, 2022) — The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), with support from the PNC Foundation, has opened applications for Elevate, a Black business accelerator program in Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.
Diversity Star Award to Recognize Regional Champions of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Lansing Regional Chamber and LEAP Announce Major Community Award to be Presented Annually at LRCC Annual Dinner
After nine successful years of growing a regional collection of permanent art pieces, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is pleased to announce the Request for Proposals for LEAP’s 2022 Public Art for Communities Grant Program is open until 5 p.m. Friday, February 11, 2022. LEAP seeks expand the existing 36 public sculptures funded through Public Art for Communities by awarding two $10,000 grants in 2022.
As the Fifth One and All class is getting underway this month, we're taking a look back to October 7th, when 19 entrepreneurs from across the Lansing region celebrated the end of a two-month business growth journey with the Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) fourth One and All program. One and All is an inclusive entrepreneurship initiative created in 2020 by the LEAP and funded by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Consumers Energy Foundation.