Economy

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Feb 11, 2013

MLive's Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. 

Starting in 2005, General Motors closed several of its mid-Michigan factories, including Lansing Car Assembly and the Craft Centre.  The economic blow was devastating to thousands of families who had given generations of service to America’s auto industry.  Now, a new task force is working to bring families, businesses and neighborhoods together to plant new seeds in those vacant brownfields.

A new task force will devise strategies for bringing more automotive manufacturing to the Lansing area, and redeveloping former General Motors properties that have been idle for years. 

 delegation of East Lansing-based economic developers recently returned from an encouraging visit to Istanbul.  

Lansing Players Part of Michigan Garment Sector

Jan 31, 2012
Mark Bashore / WKAR

Economic developers have their sights on what they’re calling a “burgeoning” part of Michigan’s economy—the garment industry.  East Lansing’s Prima Civitas Foundation wants to connect scattered designers and manufacturers and morph them into a greater economic force.  

Pages