Spartan Football: Game Day Drives Jobs and Tourism

In Lansing, nothing says goodbye to summer quite like Spartan football. Seven home games attract more than one million fans to MSU’s East Lansing campus; where a win reverberates throughout the community. A loss? Well, that’s football; wait until next week. But win or lose, the Spartan’s economic engine powers millions of dollars into regional […]

Lansing’s Construction Industry Thrives Despite Worker Shortage

In May, when Lansing voters approved a plan to repair and renovate 27 of the district’s school buildings, they added $120 million in projects to the region’s already booming construction industry.The value of construction projects underway or planned in greater Lansing currently exceeds $700 million, a clear signal that the industry has recovered from the […]

Lansing Region Prepares 21st Century Workforce with Job Skills for Success

There are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of unfilled jobs in the greater Lansing region, a combination of low pay, part-time positions as well as plenty of high paying, lifetime career jobs begging for applicants and an array of services and support groups to help workers land them.With training programs, partnerships, financial support and counseling, organizations like […]

High-Tech Business Brings Opportunity to Lansing

When the U.S. Department of Energy chose Michigan State University as the site for its $730 million Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), it acknowledged the unique expertise of the university’s nuclear physics programs. It has led the nation in particle accelerator research since the 1950s, with discoveries and innovation that now offer unique economic […]

Wharton Center Drives Mid-Michigan’s Economy

No one will ever confuse East Lansing with Midtown Manhattan. That is, until they visit the Wharton Center for the Performing Arts.Inside, season after season, it’s Broadway; or sometimes it’s Carnegie Hall. This year on stage featured “The Sound of Music,” “Motown,” renowned pianist Lang Lang and singer/actress Kristin Chenoweth. Next season features “Wicked,” Tony […]

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