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Working Lansing enjoys an unemployment rate well below the state average, which means there are plenty of job opportunities for qualified workers in our health care, financial services, high technology and manufacturing sectors.

Thanks to the City's aggressive efforts to diversify its economic base and attract new investment, job opportunities in diverse career fields are becoming more readily available. The City of Lansing offers incentives, economic developmental assistance, and other redevelopment programs, to entice new businesses to develop right here in Lansing.

The City of Lansing's thriving economy produces an increasing number of employment opportunities for residents. Jobs are almost always available in the capital region's major industries of government, education, manufacturing, healthcare, and technology.

Major Employers

From job training, locating open positions or starting your own business, the Greater Lansing region has numerous resources for those entering the workforce or looking for entrepreneurial support.  

Employment Agencies

Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)

Founded in 2007, the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is a coalition of area leaders committed to building a prosperous and vibrant region where businesses can thrive. To do this, they help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region.

LEAP's Mission: To accelerate the entire Lansing region into one of the nation’s leading and most exciting economic engines, full of diverse opportunities to create wealth, investment, jobs, innovation, and ideas for the benefit of all.

Here are just a few of the many services they offer:

  • Cost-of-doing-business comparisons
  • Tax analyses
  • Incentive analyses and assistance
  • Site selection
  • Quality-of-life evaluations
  • Training assistance
  • Infrastructure studies
  • Start-up or project funding
  • Technology transfer
  • Peer-to-peer networking
  • Financing and business resource planning

Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF)

Established in 2006, the nonprofit Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) is a regional community and economic development collaborative. Michigan State University, in partnership with the City of Lansing and East Lansing, created the PCF to help diversify Mid-Michigan's economy and promote local job growth. PCF activities support the expansion of specific industries including next generation transportation, alternative energy, biomass, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and homeland security. PCF's website provides no-cost assistance to researchers, current or prospective business owners, and Michigan residents who would like help with commercializing a product and workforce training.

Lansing Economic Development Corporation (LEDC)

The City of Lansing's Economic Development Corporation provides programs and services that help to attract, expand, and retain business and industry in Greater Lansing along with programs to assist in retaining and attracting a knowledgeable workforce to aid development in Michigan. Our goals are:

  • Create quality job opportunities
  • Diversify the local economy
  • Improve the overall quality of life in our community
  • Function as a one stop/single point of contact for economic development resources
  • Provide Michigan economic development grants to facilitate growth in Greater Lansing

Business services and incentives provided by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation:

  • Local advocate for business
  • Site location & identification
  • Internal business retention program
  • Career and workforce development
  • Lansing Regional Smartzone
  • Brownfield redevelopment Assistance
  • Real and personal property tax exemption
  • Tax-exempt financing
  • Renaissance Zones
  • Neighborhood Enterprise Zones
  • Obsolete Property Redevelopment Act
  • Facade improvement grants
  • MEGA Single Business Tax Credits
  • Michigan Business Tax

Capital Area Michigan Works!

The focus of Capital Area Michigan Works! is to provide a world class workforce for area employers. Capital Area Michigan Works offers several workforce development services to prepare Lansing job-seekers to become employable, to obtain a job, and to progress in their careers.

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