Initiated by Leap, Inc. and the Prima Civitas Foundation, the MSU Community Builders program recognizes businesses and organizations that are working with Michigan State University to advance economic development and quality of life in the Mid-Michigan region.
Since the launch of the program in September 2008, 74 companies, agencies, and organizations have been recognized as MSU Community Builders. These organizations were selected in recognition of their sustained and active engagement with MSU. These engagements have resulted in broad and enduring positive community impacts.
- Leap, Inc. is an innovative private/public partnership that was formed to guide the Greater Lansing region's economic development efforts. Leap offers companies direct access to mid-Michigan's myriad resources--capital, site locations, people, university and industry partnerships, and world-class business acceleration services--to provide efficient and comprehensive solutions to business needs.
- Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) is a regional community and economic development collaborative aimed at diversifying Mid-Michigan's economy and promoting job growth. PCF supports the expansion of industries such as next generation transportation, alternative energy, biomass, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and homeland security.