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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

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.  

Teaching kids to shape a healthy future for Lansing's rivers

Throughout the Lansing area, the GRAND Learning Network is partnering with schools and communities in an effort to teach the next generation about our beautiful state, and their role in preserving its resources.

Lansing Roots: Giving farming and gardening entrepreneurs a chance to grow

Next time you buy a delicious bunch of locally grown carrots at a farmer's market, or enjoy fresh snap peas or mustard greens at a neighborhood restaurant, you may well be supporting a new farmer who got their market garden up and running with the Lansing Roots Program.

Capital Area Crisis Rugby working to bring a Midwest championship to Lansing

First we had a professional baseball team … then there was a soccer team. And now, Lansing has its own professional rugby team, gearing up to bring the Midwest championship to our city.
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