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Displaying items tagged: Lansing Economic Area Partnership

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 16:25

The Shyft Group plans hundreds of new jobs at Lansing-area manufacturing campus

CHARLOTTE — After moving its corporate headquarters to Novi this summer, The Shyft Group Inc. announced that it plans to fill hundreds of new jobs at its manufacturing campus in Charlotte to meet growing commercial fleet and speciality vehicle needs.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 30 August 2020 18:41

Standards ‘very high’ for Transformational Brownfield funding tool

GRAND RAPIDS — A tax incentive the city of Grand Rapids and an Indianapolis developer unsuccessfully pursued to transform publicly owned riverfront property has only been used twice in Michigan.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 10 August 2020 15:30

Thousands seek small biz pandemic relief grants in West Michigan

Nearly 4,000 small businesses across a 13-county region of West Michigan have applied for state pandemic relief grants.

Published in Small Business

Sunday, 11 November 2018 19:01

Q&A: Dillon Rush, Lansing Economic Area Partnership

After spending the last two years running Charlotte’s Rising Tide community economic development program, Dillon Rush hopes to bring his expertise to the Lansing and Mid-Michigan region.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 31 August 2018 20:48

JUST SAY NO? Despite legal framework, West Michigan economic developers avoid marijuana business

In politically conservative Calhoun County, Scott Fleming embraces the economic potential of legal marijuana businesses.

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 21 January 2018 13:09

MiBiz Growth Report: Jan. 22, 2018

Here is the MiBiz Growth Report for Jan. 22, 2018: 

• M&A: Bridgman-based Kruger Plastic Products has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm HC Private Investments, according to a statement. Kruger President Pat Brandstatter and VP of Engineering Dirk Kruger retained “significant stakes” in the custom injection molding company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Grand Rapids-based Varnum LLP served as legal counsel to Kruger, which was advised on the transaction by BlueWater Partners LLC, a Grand Rapids-based investment banking and consulting firm.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 14 May 2017 13:10

NYC-based VC fund to invest in Michigan fashion companies

LANSING — A New York-based venture capital firm wants to propel Michigan’s nascent fashion industry to runways everywhere.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 07 April 2017 12:38

Two building redevelopments proposed in downtown Lansing

Two buildings just northwest of the state’s Capitol Building will undergo significant renovations, according to a statement from economic development organization Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP).

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 02 April 2017 15:58

Capital gains: Lansing-area developers focus on mixed-use projects to add vibrancy

As developers from around the Midwest descend on Michigan’s capital region, the Lansing area’s brownfield sites could soon become a lot less brown.


Friday, 03 February 2017 11:15

LorAnn Oils expands in Lansing

LorAnn Oils Inc., a Lansing-based manufacturer and distributor of premium flavorings and oils, plans to invest $1.5 million to expand in Lansing.

Published in Breaking News
Friday, 02 September 2016 11:39

Lansing business accelerator gets $50K SBA grant

A business accelerator started by regional economic development organization Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:52

Niowave raises $5 million to expand production of medical imaging material

LANSING — A mid-Michigan particle accelerator has taken the next step in an ambitious expansion plan that would position the company to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar market for medical isotopes.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 20 March 2016 17:48

Economic developers prioritize educating legislators to keep West Michigan competitive

The budget cuts at the state’s economic development organization have forced industry executives in West Michigan to adjust their tactics. 

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 04 March 2016 13:27

Michigan economic developers troubled by Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric on presidential campaign trail

Michigan economic developers say the “incendiary” rhetoric coming from one U.S. presidential candidate in particular has created an unwelcoming environment for many skilled workers and could chill prospects for foreign investment in Michigan and beyond.

Published in Breaking News