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LEAN ROCKET LAB AWARDED $50,000 GRANT FROM CONSUMERS ENERGY FOUNDATION



Jackson, MI, August 2023 - Lean Rocket Lab Receives $50,000 Grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation in Jackson, MI. Lean Rocket Lab, a dynamic innovation hub and business accelerator in Jackson, proud to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant of $50,000 from the Consumers Energy Foundation. This grant underscores Lean Rocket Lab's commitment to driving positive change within the Jackson community and its local businesses.


"Small businesses are the lifeblood of any community, and organizations like Lean Rocket Lab are critical to help direct the funding necessary to support those businesses where it is needed most," said Cathy Wilson, secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation. "We are proud to support their work and look forward to seeing the continued growth and development of new and innovative businesses across Jackson."


The Consumers Energy Foundation is renowned for its dedication to supporting initiatives that foster economic growth, community development, and sustainable innovation. The partnership with Lean Rocket Lab aligns perfectly with the foundation's mission to enhance the quality of life in the areas it serves.


"We are deeply honored and thrilled to have received this grant from the Consumers Energy Foundation," said Brandon Marken, CEO at Lean Rocket Lab. "This grant is a testament to our shared vision of empowering the Jackson community and promoting economic prosperity through entrepreneurship and innovation."


Lean Rocket Lab, known for its exceptional work in nurturing startups and fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity, will utilize the grant to further enhance its programs and initiatives that directly benefit the Jackson community and its local businesses.


About Lean Rocket Lab: Lean Rocket Lab is a pioneering innovation hub and business accelerator located in Jackson, MI. Committed to fostering entrepreneurship. Lean Rocekt Lab provides startups and entrepreneurs with the resources, mentorship, and support they need to thrive in today's competitve business landscape.


About the Consumers Energy Foundation: The Consumers Energy Foundation is the charitable arm of Consumers Energy, Michigan's largest energy provider. The Foundation contributes to the growht and strengrhening of Michigan communities by investing in what's most important - our people, our planet and Michigan's properity. In 2022, the Consumers Energy Foundation, Consumers Energy, its employees and retirees contributed more than $18.5 million to Michigan nonprofits.


For more information about Lean Rocket Lab and its mission, please visit www.leanrocketlab.org. To learn more about the Consumers Energy Foundation and its commitment to community development, visit www.consumersenergy.com/community/foundation. For media inquiries please contact: Sierra Sibson, Member Services Director. Phone: 517-237-3640.

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