|Life in Lansing|
If you ask the people who live here why they choose to work and live in the Greater Lansing region, you’ll get a variety of answers. Some will talk about the diverse economic base that features a rapidly growing technology and financial services sector, including four major insurance companies, as well as thousands of jobs in high-tech manufacturing related industries.
Others will mention schools, with both K-12 and higher education that are as good as any in the country. Still others will mention the safe, walkable communities with outstanding neighborhoods that feature some of the most affordable housing of any community.
You will find many residents who will point to the wealth of cultural attractions and entertainment options the region has to offer. You’ll also hear people talk about the great location in the center of the state of Michigan, just one hour from Detroit to the east and Lake Michigan on the west. Our infrastructure is second to none and our healthcare system is widely regarded as among the best. People here also love the short commutes — an average of just 22 minutes!
Lansing is a "cool city"! Launched under Jennifer Granholm, the Cool Cities program creates new job openings in Lansing through specialty projects designed to foster community and economic development.
There are a great number of reasons why people and
businesses call Greater Lansing their home. The one common theme among them can be stated in three words --- quality of life.