Michigan’s capital city welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year. Downtown Lansing contains a diverse array of galleries, retail stores and restaurants; many of Michigan’s most prominent law firms, lobbyists, and other professional offices. Downtown is also home to state and local government, three higher education facilities, a minor league baseball team, a convention center, a diverse collection of non-profit organizations, and a budding residential community.
LEAP has been allocated $600,000 in emergency small business relief grant funds from the MEDC to distribute 60 $10,000 grants to Lansing region small businesses. Small businesses wishing to apply for grant funds must be Michigan-based with under 50 employees (full or part time) and meet additional criteria.
During last week’s State of the City address, Lansing Mayor Andy Schor confirmed the conversion of six one-way roads in downtown into two-way streets. Changes to the city’s streets are made possible by a supplemental appropriations bill passed by Legislature and...