Lansing's LEAP Reports Record 2013

LANSING — The Lansing Economic Area Partnership released its 2013 Year End Project Report last week, and the numbers showed the public-private economic development organization helped the private sector create 2,105 direct private sector jobs and make $466.8 million in direct investment for the Lansing area during the year.

“Our Lansing region is one of the hottest economies in the state and country,” said LEAP president and CEO Bob Trezise. “We’re building Fortune 500 national headquarters, tier one auto suppliers, huge car assembly expansions, one of the world’s leading medical isotope production facilities as well as … startup and expanding high tech companies. We thank our local partners and the MEDC as every project is ultimately put together with a team approach.”

In 2012 and 2013 combined, LEAP projects helped the private sector create a total of 2,885 direct private sector jobs and $565.1 million in total direct investment throughout Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties. These numbers are only direct numbers. They do not include retention, indirect, or construction jobs.

In addition to the jobs and investment wins, LEAP has supported numerous related efforts, including the creation of a regional incubation network, agricultural development, global talent retention, corridor improvement and more..

“Our Lansing region and LEAP are hitting on all cylinders, elevating our region onto a more global stage,” LEAP board chairman Dennis Swan said. “We are successfully competing for growth and development opportunities on that stage by all of us working together as one region.”

The full report is available at

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