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The advantages of having a business location in the Lansing area set us apart from other business locations. Not every area is within a day’s drive of half the population of the U.S. and Canada—but that’s only one advantage. Other advantages of a business location in the Lansing area are a superior transportation network, a skilled and plentiful workforce, logistics-friendly infrastructure and the expertise of Michigan State University’s internationally known supply chain management program—ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for both its undergrad and graduate programs.

Segment contributes $427 million to the local economy

200 million consumers are within a day’s drive of our area—and easily connected by our extensive network of highways, rail and air.

Top Employers

# of Employees



United States Postal Service


Ryder Logistics & Transportation


United Parcel Service of America


Capital Region International Airport


Canadian National




HSS Material Management Solutions



Top 5 Sectors

Adjusted Employment in Tri-County Region*

Other Warehousing and Storage


Specialized Freight Trucking


Freight Transportation Arrangement


General Freight Trucking


Other Warehousing and Storage


*Weighted to reflect the portion of this sector that’s dedicated to this industry cluster, not total number of employees.

Source: Regional Cluster Analysis Report of the Lansing Metropolitan Region; August, 2009 (Appendix J)

MSU: One of the country’s top supply chain management programs

Ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News and World Report for both its undergrad and graduate programs, MSU is an international leader in this field. The department has formed strong industry partnerships designed to generate supply chain data and disseminate it to the marketplace.

The Center for On Demand Supply Chain Research (a partnership with IBM)—This laboratory is used by MSU graduate students and faculty to study, simulate, and test the key relationships in an end-to-end supply chain. Work in this lab is expected to help both IBM, which helped to create the laboratory, and other companies build supply chains that can sense and quickly respond to changing customer demands and market conditions.

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