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The Lansing region, made up of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties, has much to offer your firm and its employees:  a central location; well-educated workforce; proximity to Michigan State University’s renowned research capabilities; high quality of life at a low cost; and, much more.

And the region has definitely had its recent success stories.  Whether it’s Kiplinger naming Lansing one of the “10 Great Cities for Young Adults,” Newsweek ranking East Lansing and Okemos High Schools among the best in the nation or Entrepreneur magazine ranking East Lansing as one of the “10 Best College Towns to Start a Business,” the Lansing region is definitely a great place to be.

Ready access to an excellent education certainly tops the list.

But it’s just the beginning. Our college towns offer:

  • Great opportunities to attend everything from lectures and concerts to sporting events and theater.
  • Ready access to innovation in healthcare, engineering, environmental leadership and more.
  • Excellent K-12 education
  • Economic stability. An academic presence makes it easier for our region to weather economic downturns.
  • Energy that’s driven by a sense of “what if?”

See a full list of the region's communities here.


Greater Lansing-area colleges and universities include:

Michigan State University

  • #1 Nuclear Physics program in the world, ahead of MIT
  • This “Big 10” school has an international reputation for excellence.
  • Ranked 30th among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, 2009)
  • 460,000+ living alumni worldwide—imagine the networking possibilities!—and more than 46,000 students in 2008-2009
  • World-renowned for research
  • Most Rhodes Scholars in the Big 10 for the past 25 years
  • More than 200 areas of study
  • 14 different degree-granting schools and colleges, including three medical schools, law school and numerous Ph.D. programs

Thomas M. Cooley Law School

  • Largest law school in the U.S.
  • Ranked #12 nationally in Judging the Law Schools
  • Most faculty members are former practicing lawyers and judges
  • 2nd for total minority enrollment among the 195 American Bar Association-accredited law schools (2007)

The Greater Lansing region is within a two-hour drive of 90% of Michigan’s population, and within a day’s drive of a substantial portion of the U.S. population.  A strong multi-modal transportation network makes it easy to move production materials or finished products, and connects you with suppliers, customers and employees.

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