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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.

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.

Mid-Michigan's growing craft distillery movement

By now, it's common to visit a winery or brewery in Michgian, but where can you go to get a locally made glass of bourbon? Or whiskey? Up until recently, that was a question without a good answer. But, the distilling industry is steadily growing and soon Lansing residents won't have to go far.

Jewelry that becomes the oxygen of the future

Searching for something both eco-friendly and super trendy this summer? Well look no further than Future Oxygen - a company in the Capital region specializing in plantable jewelry, ornaments and stationary.
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Entrepreneurship Blogs

Anne Harcus

In 1993, after returning from the East Coast, Lansing native Anne Harcus and her partner, Mark Holoweiko, co-founded Stony Point Communications. This week, Harcus will give readers a glimpse into running a virtual business, and how the Lansing of her childhood has transformed itself into the Lansing of today.


David Hollister

Often credited with sparking the original turn-around in downtown Lansing, David Hollister spent his three terms as Lansing’s mayor securing a new transportation center, minor league baseball and new investments from GM. Today, as president and CEO of the Prima Civitas Foundation, he's still working to secure a brighter future for the Mid-Michigan economy.
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Entrepreneurship Videos

ePrize

EPrize has been part of what founder and CEO Josh Linkner calls a "reverse brain drain," attracting employees from the coasts to work at the Internet promotion agency. Watch their story here.
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