Lansing, Michigan is the capital city of the state. The city is the sixth largest city in the state of Michigan. Lansing is located west-northwest of Detroit approximately 80 miles. The population of Lansing is about 114,000 residents.
Mid-Michigan is the commonly referred to name of the Lansing metropolitan area, which is an important hub for education, government, culture, business and manufacturing institutions. The Lansing metropolitan area also includes three medical schools, two nursing schools and two law schools. The largest law school in the nation and also a Big Ten Conference University, Michigan State, resides in Lansing Michigan.
The city is the only capital in the United States that is not a county seat. The county seat of Michigan's Ingham County is Mason. The politics of the city is wedged between Conservative politics of Western Michigan and the Liberal politics of Eastern Michigan. There has not been a Republican mayor in office for over a decade and the last to elections for the seat have hosted all Democratic candidates.
The city of Lansing is host to the headquarters of four major insurance companies. The companies include Jackson National Like, the Accident Fund, Auto-Owners Insurance Company and Michigan Millers Insurance Company.
The decline recently in the auto industry has led to the region increasing awareness on the importance of fostering a high-technology sector for an economic strategy for the preservation of Lansing's future.
Search the local state directory of Michigan to find other cities in your area. The ChamberofCommerce.com is the place for businesses locally listed in the Michigan yellowpages.
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