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SUPERWORLD to Host First Social Impact NFT Exhibition in Augmented Reality for Flint Water Festival

Pure Lansing
July 1, 2021 9:00 AM

Local and international artists offer exclusive art for SuperWorld’s “Digital See” NFT exhibition

June 30, 2021 – SuperWorld, the virtual world in Augmented Reality (AR), today announced its
partnership with and participation in the Flint Water Festival (July 2-4). The festival, now in its sixth year,
is dedicated to raising funds and awareness to provide safe water for communities affected by the water
crisis--both in Flint and abroad--through the charitable presentation of fitness, arts, tech, and education.

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LEAP Accepting Applications for $11 Million Ingham County Sunrise Small Business Grant Program

Pure Lansing
June 29, 2021 8:00 AM

Until July 30, 2021

LANSING, Mich. (June 28, 2021) — The Ingham County Sunrise Small Business Grant Program created by Ingham County in April 2021 using $11 million from the county’s first tranche of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds will provide working capital grants to eligible Ingham County small businesses and nonprofits. The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) was selected to administer the program on behalf of Ingham County.

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LEAP | Ingham County Announces $11M Sunrise Small Business Grant Program

Pure Lansing
June 15, 2021 11:00 AM

to Open Online Application June 28 for Ingham County Businesses

LANSING, Mich. — In April 2021, Ingham County took action to assist small businesses negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and allocated $11 million from the county’s first tranche of American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to create the Ingham County Sunrise Small Business Grant Program. The county selected the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) to design and administer the program, focusing on the short- and long-term economic effects of COVID-19 in Ingham County.

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LEAP Awarded EDA Grant to Fund $1.1M Plan to Accelerate Lansing Region MedTech Industry Growth

Pure Lansing
June 7, 2021 1:00 PM

Grant Seeks to Strategically Align Regional Partners and Create Top MedTech Hub

LANSING, Mich. (June 7, 2021) – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership’s (LEAP) efforts to transform and connect a vital and growing regional industry cluster into one of the nation’s top 20 medical technology ecosystems is taking a significant step forward with support from a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant. The project work funded through the grant is expected to create 560 jobs, retain 65 jobs, and attract $425 million in private investment.

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LEAP Identified as Top 20 Economic Development Organization in the US

Pure Lansing
May 5, 2021 6:00 PM

Lansing Recognized Among National Competitor Communities for Economic Development Excellence

LANSING, Mich. (May 5, 2021) – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is recognized as one of the 20 top economic development organizations (EDO) in the nation, receiving the prestigious 2021 Site Selection Magazine Mac Conway Award designation earlier this week.

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LEAP Awards $20,000 for Public Art, Artist-Entrepreneurs with Support from PNC Foundation

Pure Lansing
April 21, 2021 1:00 PM

Delhi Township and Meridian Township Receive Public Art Grants to Enhance Business and Talent Attraction   

LANSING, Mich. (April 21, 2021) – The Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced its continued investment in public art and artist entrepreneurship Wednesday, April 19, 2021, by awarding $20,000 for public art through its Public Art for Communities (PAFC) grant program. LEAP looks forward to boosting the Lansing region’s sense of place with support from PNC Foundation by contributing to two new permanent public art installations that will help the region compete for business and, especially, talent going forward.

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The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village Sportsplex Receives $500,000, from Mat Ishbia

Pure Lansing
April 16, 2021 5:00 PM

FLINT, Mich. — The Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV) Sportsplex has received a gift of $500,000 from Mat Ishbia,United Wholesale Mortgage CEO and first-time donor to the city of Flint. 

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EPA x Flint Water Fest

Pure Lansing
March 23, 2021 9:00 AM

Flint Water Festival Partners With EPA’s WaterSense® Program to Promote Water

FLINT, Mich. (March 22, 2021) - Flint Water Festival has teamed with the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program to help consumers and businesses save water for future generations and reduce costs on their utility bills. WaterSense aims to decrease indoor and outdoor water use through water-efficient products and water-saving practices. The program encourages customers to look for WaterSense labeled products, which are independently certified to use 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models. WaterSense also promotes water-saving techniques and practices that reduce stress on water supplies.

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LEAP's Tech Startup Gateway Program Renewed as 3 Local Startups Named on Venture Capital (VC) Hotlist

Pure Lansing
February 26, 2021 10:00 AM

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 25, 2020) — With approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) Board Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) will receive $100,000 in Gateway Representative support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) for the seventh consecutive year. This high-tech startup program has been vital in strengthening LEAP's and the region’s capacity to help lead and evolve the regional entrepreneurial ecosystem into a top 25 startup community.

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LEAP | $3 Million in State Small Business Relief Grants from LEAP Help Clinton, Eaton and Ingham County Small Businesses Survive

Pure Lansing
February 17, 2021 3:00 PM

Businesses Directly Impacted by December 2020 State Mask Mandate Receive Grant Funds

LANSING, Mich. (Feb. 17, 2021) — Following a statewide announcement from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) announced 194 small businesses and nonprofits from across Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties received $15,000 survival grants to alleviate impacts from the state Health Department December 2020 Gatherings and Mask Order. From the 1,045 eligible applications in the Lansing region, our region received only enough funding to support approximately 18% of the applicants.

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