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Growing sales and love of the bean prompts Paramount Coffee expansion

Paramount Coffee will begin distributing locally roasted beans from a 58,000-square foot facility near the Capital Region International Airport as the nearly 80-year-old company invests $3.5 million in its local operations.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The smell of roasting coffee beans won’t leave North Larch Street in Lansing, however. Paramount will keep its production facility near Cooley Law School Stadium, with plans to add another 20,000 square feet within two years on a site it bought next door, company leaders said."
 
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New public art in St. Johns symbolizes economic unity of Mid-Michigan

St. Johns joins the growing number of communities in Mid-Michigan that are unveiling new pieces of public art in their communities with support from the Lansing Economic Area Partnership's Public Art for Communities program.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The sculpture, titled 'Opolis' by the artist Tim Higgins, was unveiled May 21 during a special ceremony.

"… Bob Trezise, CEO of LEAP, was on hand for the unveiling and shared some thoughts about the art piece and the importance of art in attracting people and businesses to the Greater Lansing area."

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New sidewalk on Old U-27 adds to walkability of DeWitt Township

A new state grant will pay for part of the construction of a 10-foot wide pedestrian path on Old US-27 in DeWitt Township. The path, say officials, will eventually connect to the Lansing River Trail and the Northern Tier Trail in East Lansing.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The pathway will be constructed on the east side from Sheridan Road north to Northcrest Road. A five-foot sidewalk will go in on the west side of the road as part of the same project.
 
"The total cost of the project will be $866,939, with a Transportation Alternative grant from MDOT providing $419,927."
 
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St. Johns selects vendor to build new spray park

The city commission of St. Johns approved Michigan-based Superior Play as their vendor of choice for the Community Spray Park project. Fundraising continues for the community project that involves laying infrastructure, creating water features, and integrating structures from the previous public pool. Construction on the first phase of the park is expected to begin in mid-July.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"For now, the plan needs a little tweaking and then it has to go to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for approval before construction can actually begin."

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Bath to welcome new sports bar and grill

Twenty-year Army veteran James Maddix Jr. hopes to build a field of dreams in Bath by melding a popular diner with an adjacent bar to form the new 3rd Base Sports Bar and Grill.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"Maddix plans to turn the 1,600-square-foot bar into a baseball diamond with white base lines on a floor covered with green carpet squares that resemble AstroTurf. A rebuilt bar will occupy one corner."
 
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Lansing airport's expansion into foreign trade a long-term process

The Capital Region International Airport is working to establish the DeWitt Township airport as a hub for international trade.

According excerpts from the article:

More than $27 million has been invested in airport infrastructure upgrades since 2005 — roughly $5.8 million from the airport itself and the remainder from grants and other programs. That includes a runway extension and a new U.S. customs station required when Capital Region became an international port of entry in 2008.

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DeWitt Pharmacy preparing new home

A new DeWitt Pharmacy Store is under development in downtown DeWitt.
 
According to excerpts from the story:
 
The new store, located at 116 S. Bridge St., will be more than 4,000 square feet and is expected to open is spring 2013.

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DeWitt welcomes new chiropractor

A new chiropractor has opened for business in DeWitt.

According to excerpts from the article:

“I just kept missing Michigan and I’m glad to be back,” said the DeWitt High School grad whose new clinic, Chambers Chiropractic at 12775 Escanaba, has been open three months.

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Airport area to be 'aerotropolis'

Businesses will now have extra incentive to choose to locate near the airport.

According to excerpts from the article:

Local officials can now tout a special tax incentive program as they try to attract a cluster of manufacturing, distribution, technology and other businesses to the Capital Region International Airport area.

The Michigan Strategic Fund board voted unanimously Wednesday to designate the Lansing airport and surrounding land as an "aerotropolis" under the Next Michigan Development program.

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Plans for Lansing aerotropolis program move forward

The City of Lansing and DeWitt Township have made progress on a land-sharing agreement that would pave the way for a Next Michigan Development zone "aerotropolis."

According to excerpts from the article:

Under the agreements, the city and township would equally split tax revenues from the Capital Region International Airport property in DeWitt Township. Lansing would take over services such as police and fire.

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City of DeWitt to unveil new vehicle charging station

A free charging station for electric vehicles is now available for use in Downtown DeWitt.

According to excerpts from the article:

The City of DeWitt and the DeWitt Downtown Development Authority are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for a new vehicle charging station on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 6 p.m. at 110 South Bridge Street. City officials invites residents to join them as they unveil the station in downtown DeWitt.

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DeWitt bakery receives national award

A DeWitt bakery recently received a prestigious award from the most widely read baking industry publications.


According to excerpts from the article:

Sweetie-licious Bakery Cafe was one of only two bakeries across the country that received Modern Baking Magazine's 2011 "Leadership Award for Merchandising".

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New assisted living center opens in DeWitt

A DeWitt home has been converted into a 24-hour assisted living facility providing meals, housekeeping services, activities and more for residents.


According to excerpts from the story:

When they decided to open an assisted living center at 607 Turner St., Howard and Brenda Green had their work cut out for them.

Now, after a year of preparation, the New Life Assisted Living Center is open for business.


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Lansing, DeWitt Twp. plan to partner on new airport investment zone

The City of Lansing and Dewitt Township plan to form a Next Michigan Development Zone, creating an "aerotropolis" with a cluster of manufacturing, distribution, technology and other businesses surrounding the Capital Region International Airport.

According to excerpts from the article:

Local officials hope to spur economic development around Capital Region International Airport through a series of tax breaks and other business incentives.

"In order to compete not just here in Michigan, but with other similar international development programs around the country, we've got to have an incentive package that enables us to recruit businesses to our region," said Bob Selig, executive director of the Capital Region Airport Authority, which oversees the airport

The state in December approved legislation to allow up to five of these zones to offer a variety of tax advantages to companies located there, such as property tax abatements or Renaissance Zones that eliminate most state and local taxes for a certain period.

In order for a company to take advantage of the program, it would have to be a new venture or an expansion of an existing one. It couldn't simply transfer operations from another site.

The Lansing City Council and DeWitt Township board should discuss the issue in the next 30 to 60 days, said Rodney Taylor, DeWitt Township's manager.

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Why The Capital Region Is A Great Place To Be An Entrepreneur

According to Doug Stites, of Capital Area Michigan Works!, entrepreneurship is possible for nearly everyone, and the Capital region is emerging as a great place for people to start a new business, take risks and seek out their passion or innovative idea. 

According to excerpts from the article.

Entrepreneur Magazine named East Lansing one of the top 10 college towns to start a business, CNN Money named Greater Lansing one of the 50 most business-friendly cities.


And most recently, well-known financial news organization Kiplinger's named Lansing one of the top 10 cities in the country for young adults.

Incubator space such as the East Lansing Technology Innovation Center, NEO Center and the Hatch is making it easier for individuals with great ideas and solid business plans to put it in action without needing much capital to start.

Read the entire article here.

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