Mickey Hirten on Lansing tourism, ‘big box’ assessments and EL/Chamber tiff

Dec 8, 2015

Lansing has had another strong year in terms of tourism for the region. Will 2016 likely be as strong? In other business news, Michigan legislators are taking a close look at the property taxation of big-box stores like Home Depot and Wal-Mart. We get an update on these and other local business issues with Mickey Hirten of the Lansing City Pulse and the Greater Lansing Business Monthly.


We’re just a week into December, but there’s already plenty to discuss in the world of business news affecting the Greater Lansing region this month. Michigan legislators are considering proposals to change the property tax assessments of big-box stores like Wal-mart and Meijer. Lansing is looking at another record year in regards to tourism, and the rift between the East Lansing City Council and the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce continues to generate discussion.

Current State talks with Mickey Hirten, Associate Publisher at the Lansing City Pulse. Mickey also writes for Greater Lansing Business Monthly and was formerly executive editor of the Lansing State Journal.