Workforce & Data

Land in Lansing: the Heart of the Great Lakes State

Located in the center of the Great Lakes State is a community where people are committed to living life to the fullest and where business thrives.

The Lansing region in Michigan offers a range of opportunity. Incubation and innovation, renowned research capabilities with global connectivity, cutting-edge employers, incredible talent and abundant resources await you. If your business is ready to make the connection to great things in a great place, we invite you to choose Lansing.

Located in south-central Michigan and within a two-hour drive of 90% of the state’s population, the greater Lansing area offers easy access to the Midwest — and the world — and is one of the region’s most affordable places to work and live.

Historically driven by industry, academia and government, Lansing has broadened its horizons and is now a leader in a wide variety of categories including being a hub for insurance company national headquarters, information technology and nuclear physics. Lansing offers a diverse, well-educated and growing population, plus ready access to one of the world’s premier educational resources: Michigan State University. Add in excellent healthcare, K-12 education and a world-class community college, plus affordable housing and a wide range of cultural and recreational opportunities, and it becomes obvious: a greater Lansing location makes sense for your business and your employees.

Explore the links on the left to learn more about labor, population, housing and educational attainment in our region. Find a more detailed overview report of the Lansing region on LEAP’s GIS Portal.