Regional Resources

Capital Area Michigan Works
Capital Area Michigan Works aims to aid in workforce development, economic development and connecting greater Lansing employers and job seekers.

Career Services Network
Contact MSU’s Career Services Network to explore how your business can recruit and hire MSU students. Michigan State University has a number of recognized programs and numerous talented students interested in working or gaining experience in your company. Contact MSU Career Services Network at (517) 355-9510.

Energy Efficiency Programs
There are several resources for local businesses interested in energy efficiency programs to reduce their energy costs:
  • Michigan Energy Options offers Commercial Energy Service inspections and energy assessments of commercial buildings and solutions for energy savings. Contact (517) 337-0422.
  • The State of Michigan Energy Office offers technical assistance programs, tax incentive assistance programs, grants, publications, case studies and related info to help businesses. The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy resource development to Michigan's residents, businesses and public institutions. Check out the Small Business Guide to Energy Efficiency.
  • BWL Hometown Energy Savers® energy efficiency program offers multiple cash incentives for a wide variety of common electric equipment upgrades, including efficient lighting, variable frequency drives, HVAC, food service equipment and more. Financial incentives for energy savings equipment are also available for custom project upgrades, new construction and major renovation projects.
Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan
The Entrepreneur Institute of Mid-Michigan create opportunities for Mid-Michigan entrepreneurs by offering business plan development and financial literacy trainings and access to capital and networking opportunities.

Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest
Great Lakes Entrepreneur Quest encourages entrepreneurs on the creation, start up and early growth stages by linking entrepreneurs with access to a statewide network of community resources, expert advice, high quality education, management talent and capital at every stage of development.

Ingham County EDC
The Ingham County EDC provides economic development services to businesses and communities, and provides linkages to other federal, state and regional agencies that offer related services.

Lansing Community College
Lansing Community College (LCC) has launched an entrepreneurship initiative designed to prepare students and community members to explore and learn more about small business ownership.

Business & Community Institute
Lansing Community College Business and Community Institute provides a range of services from initial needs assessments to measuring the impact of training on organizational performance goals.

Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP)
Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) is the region's portal to business development resources. LEAP works with companies to provide incentive analysis and assistance, training assistance, peer to peer networking and more.

Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce provides programs that create new customers, enhance member visibility and create a prosperous economic environment.

Lansing Regional SmartZone
The Lansing Regional SmartZone (LRSZ) is a cooperative effort with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to stimulate the growth of technology-based businesses in the Lansing region.

Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) provides customized economic development services to help companies and communities find success in a very competitive global economy.

International Business Center
The MSU Business School - International Business Center coordinates the Michigan Export Growth Program, which provides professional consulting services at no cost to Greater Lansing area companies to expand their product lines or other business expansion to international markets.

MSU Business-CONNECT
MSU Business-CONNECT works with companies to align business goals with MSU’s intellectual capacity.

Michigan Small Business Development Center 
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC Region 8) network provides a full range of services for a variety of small businesses that are emerging and growing throughout Michigan.

MSU Technologies
MSU Technologies, the licensing business unit of Michigan State University, connects corporations, businesses and start-up companies with the cutting-edge technologies developed by MSU researchers.

MSU Product Center
The MSU Product Center helps businesses develop and commercialize high value, consumer-responsive products and businesses in the agriculture and natural food sectors.

Prima Civitas Foundation
Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) is a non-profit economic and community development collaborative that serves the State of Michigan as it re-invents its economic base in the 21st century.

Your Business Solutions
Lansing Community College's "Your Business Solutions" is an interactive website designed as a "one-stop" tool that links local area businesses and budding entrepreneurs with services and expertise at LCC and beyond.