East Lansing exceeds expectations for a community of its size. In East Lansing, residents and visitors will find culture, talent and innovation paired with diversity, affordability and quality services. East Lansing features a strong and stable economy that is supported by one of the biggest and best research universities in the world and is located down the street from the State Capitol. In addition East Lansing offers beautiful neighborhoods, excellent schools and outstanding recreational amenities with a strong entrepreneurial spirit
Proximity to Michigan State University
Businesses benefit tremendously from being located in close proximity to Michigan State University (MSU). More than 49,000 undergraduates and graduates attend MSU each year and more than 10,000 students receive their bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree each year. There are more than 11,000 employees that make up MSU’s faculty and staff. MSU is ranked 29th among the nation’s public universities by U.S. News & World Report and MSU has been recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the top 100 universities in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s Institute of Higher Education.
Proximity to Michigan's Capital City
Located directly adjacent to Lansing, known as the Capitol City, is also beneficial to East Lansing businesses. Lansing has a proud history of innovation and a strong manufacturing sector. It also is home to two excellent hospitals and Lansing Community College, with approximately 20,000 students. Downtown Lansing is anchored by the Capitol building and numerous State agencies with more than 14,000 employees. Lansing also offers numerous amenities including an outstanding river trail and a well-loved minor-league baseball team.
East Lansing is conveniently situated in the middle of the state and is within 90 miles of 90% of Michigan’s population. It is a vital part of the Greater Lansing region, which includes communities such as Lansing, Lansing Township, Delta Township, Meridian Township and many others. East Lansing has easy access to three major interstate expressways. Chicago is only 220 miles away and can be accessed with convenient daily Amtrak service.