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Ingham County in the heartland of Michigan, is dominated not only by the state’s capitol city,(Lansing,) but also by Oldsmobile factories and Michigan State University - the state's largest institution of higher learning. This fast growing region has an increasingly diversified economy.

Ingham County is a hub of government, culture, and commerce. The county stands as the demographic center of the state - 90 minutes to 90 percent of Michigan's population. It is the crossroads of Michigan via freeways, railroads, and air transportation systems. The imposing State Capitol, the sculptured beauty of Michigan State University, and an energetic and prosperous General Motors industrial base working hand in hand with a bountiful agricultural society form the most stable economy in the state. Though rich in history, Ingham County is a leading force in the auto industry, microbiology research, and scientific development. Warehousing and distribution also contribute significantly to the economy. Consisting of the urban areas of Lansing and East Lansing and rural areas from Webberville to Stockbridge and Leslie, its citizens benefit from excellent health care, recreation via professional and Big Ten sports, and facilities for the Arts.

In 2004 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors in Ingham County. It had an average wage per job of $37,572. Per capita income grew by 13.7% between 1993 and 2003 (adjusted for inflation.) Industries providing employment in Ingham County : Educational, health and social services (27.3%), Retail trade (10.9%), Manufacturing (10.4%).

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Lansing (EDC) is a nonprofit organization established in 1976 for the purpose of attracting, expanding and retaining business and industry to the area..

Local Advocate for Business
Site Location & Identification
Career, Workforce Development and Regional Economic Development Cooperation
Financial Incentives, including tax abatement, tax-exempt financing & others
Brownfield Redevelopment Assistance
Downtown Development, including Grants & Loans
Renaissance Zones & Neighborhood Enterprise Zones

For More Information:
309 North Washington Square
Suite 016
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Phone: (517) 483-4140
Fax: (517) 483-6057


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