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Downtown

Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Giving rise to the familiar downtown skyline of Michiganís Capital City, the downtown district is centered on the stateís Capitol dome, the surrounding high-rises and office buildings, and Washington Square. This strip of Washington Avenue hosts trendy restaurants, power-broking pubs, law school hangouts, coffeehouses, and lots of quaint local shops.

Downtown Features

How smart of a city is Lansing?

As Lansing works to become a smarter city economically, environmentally, and socially - we can't help but wonder just how we are doing compared to the conceptual view of what makes a city smart. 

Restoration, incubation and the return of the Knapp's Building

The Knapp's Building has always offered Lansing residents a glimpse into the past. Now, as home to The Runway, the first fashion incubator in the state, it's moving the state forward, while helping sustain a piece of Lansing's rich history.

Shift to urban living kindles interest in leading the tiny life

Immersed in an ever-changing economic landscape, millennials and baby boomers are exploring ways to live simpler lives in more efficient spaces. In Lansing, new developments and traditional neighborhoods provide a wealth of opportunity for those looking to live small.

Lansing Maker Week: Providing a venue for garage-style innovators, creators and entrepreneurs

The startup and maker community in the Capital region has been growing for some time. Lansing Maker Week now gives these budding entrepreneurs and innovators a venue to connect, collaborate and showcase what they've been dreaming up.

Lansing Businesses Take Advantage of Government Contracting

Small businesses in the Capital region are taking advantage of government contracting, bringing millions of dollars and hundreds of jobs every year into the local economy. While other regions have seen their government work decline, Tri-County businesses continue to secure more contracts through a program at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce.  
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