From job training to locating open positions, Lansing has several resources for those entering the workforce.
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Lansing Regional Chamber (LRCC) is the largest business organization in the tri-county area, serving a business population of more than 15,000 companies. LRCC is dedicated to improving regional economic development by supporting local businesses through a variety of specially designed programs and services based on the following key areas:
- Business Advocacy
- Business Expansion
- Business Savings
- Business Exposure
Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF)
Established in 2006, the nonprofit Prima Civitas Foundation (PCF) is a regional community and economic development collaborative. Michigan State University, in partnership with the City of Lansing and East Lansing, created the PCF to help diversify Mid-Michigan's economy and promote local job growth. PCF activities support the expansion of specific industries including next generation transportation, alternative energy, biomass, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and homeland security. PCF's website provides no-cost assistance to researchers, current or prospective business owners, and Michigan residents who would like help with commercializing a product and workforce training.
Lansing Economic Development Corporation
The City of Lansing's Economic Development Corporation provides programs and services that help to attract, expand, and retain business and industry in Greater Lansing along with programs to assist in retaining and attracting a knowledge workforce to aid development in Michigan. Our goals are:
- Create quality job opportunities
- Diversify the local economy
- Improve the overall quality of life in our community
- Function as a one stop/single point of contact for economic development resources
- Provide Michigan economic development grants to facilitate growth in Greater Lansing
Business services and incentives provided by the Lansing Economic Development Corporation:
- Local advocate for business
- Site location & identification
- Internal business retention program
- Career and workforce development
- Lansing Regional Smartzone
- Brownfield redevelopment Assistance
- Real and personal property tax exemption
- Tax-exempt financing
- Renaissance Zones
- Neighborhood Enterprise Zones
- Obsolete Property Redevelopment Act
- Faade improvement grants
- MEGA Single Business Tax Credits
- Michigan Business Tax
Capital Area Michigan Works!
The focus of Capital Area Michigan Works! is to provide a world class workforce for area employers. Capital Area Michigan Works offers several workforce development services to prepare Lansing jobseekers to become employable, to obtain a job, and to progress in their careers.