Insurance Services & InsurTech
The Lansing region is the hub of Michigan's growing insurance sector and a logical home base for industry leaders. With employment growth of 23% over the last five years, the Lansing region's insurance sector grew at a rate of 10x the national average and leads every metropolitan area in Michigan in insurance sector growth. Companies located or locating to the Lansing region enjoy a robust and connected talent pipeline from K-12 to advanced degrees, providing access to a highly-skilled and sustainable workforce. Lansing is also growing and supporting InsurTech startups to spur innovation and support the development of insurance technologies.
Agricultural Technology and Food Innovation
In the Greater Lansing counties of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham, agriculture contributes approximately $450 million each year to our local economy and more than 5,000 jobs to our residents. Economic development planning on a regional level that views the agricultural sector as an asset and supports agriculture industries will help our communities ensure their prosperity.
MedTech, Accelerator and Life Sciences
With $1.5 billion in recent and current life sciences related investment in the Lansing region, Lansing offers a strong and innovative MedTech industry where research is driving exciting innovation across healthcare and medicine. Medical technology (MedTech) companies in the Lansing region are trailblazing on multiple fronts across the United States and the world, with the potential to produce medical breakthroughs to save lives and improve patient experiences and outcomes. As home to one of the world’s leading research universities (Michigan State University), the Lansing region has an international presence in cutting-edge medical research, and is supported by a sustainable pipeline of industry-honed talent.
While the Lansing area might be better known for its industrial heritage, we’ve quickly become a leader in the information technology (IT) revolution. In fact, our state is the country’s 4th-largest high-tech employer and a number of local IT companies made the 2009 Inc. 5000 list of the country’s fastest growing private companies. As IT continues to play a vital role across industries, IT companies in Greater Lansing are well positioned to cater to the increasing amount of businesses all around Michigan searching for IT assistance.
Advanced manufacturing has been a cornerstone of the Lansing regional economy for more than a century. Today we’re leveraging the labor skills and equipment of our extensive manufacturing companies to help an increasingly diverse range of industries become completive players in the dynamic international marketplace.
Supply Chain & Logistics
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.