Economic & Community Development


As the largest economic driver and second largest employer, MSU is central to the economic community development in the region and works closely with a number of regional partners.

$3.372 Billion

Economic impact

$157 Million

Local Spending


Alumni Residents

Mid-Michigan Area Partners

Lansing Regional Chamber

Since 1912, the Lansing Regional Chamber has served as the Lansing region’s voice of the business community. We are catalysts for change, uniting business leaders to do collectively what cannot be done individually.


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, we help entrepreneurs start new businesses, help existing businesses grow, and attract new businesses to the region.


The Greater Lansing Convention and Visitors Bureau is the third largest convention and visitor’s bureau in the state. We are a regional Destinations International (DI) accredited nonprofit organization focused on bringing visitors to Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties.

CAM Works

Capital Area Michigan Works! is a network of resources for employers and career seekers. We partner with businesses to develop recruiting and retention strategies, and we partner with job seekers to enhance education and career opportunities.


The Arts Council of Greater Lansing exists to support, strengthen and promote arts, culture and creativity in the Capital Region.



Serving Greater Lansing since 1972, the Capital Area Transportation Authority was formed under Act 55 (Public Act of Michigan 1963). The Authority's governmental membership includes the cities of Lansing and East Lansing and the townships of Delhi, Lansing and Meridian.