Lansing is the capital city of the State of Michigan. It is located
in Ingham County with a small portion of the city extending
into Clinton County and Eaton County.
The Lansing Metropolitan area is an important center for
educational, cultural, governmental and high-tech
manufacturing institutions, including three medical schools,
two law schools, a Big Ten Conference University, Michigan
State, the State Capital, the Supreme Court, an appellate
court, a federal court, the Library of Michigan and Historical
Center, and headquarters of four national insurance
General Motors has offices and a hi-tech manufacturing facility
in Lansing and several manufacturing facilities immediately outside the city, as well, in nearby Lansing
and Delta townships. The Lansing area is headquarters to four major national insurance companies:
Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Jackson National Life, the Accident Fund, and Michigan Millers
Insurance Company. The Lansing area is also home to rapidly growing financial companies such as Siena
Capital Management and Capitol Bancorp Limited.
Lansing also has a number of technology companies in the fields of information technology and
Biotechnology. The recent decline of the auto industry in the region has increased the region's awareness
of the importance of engaging a strategy to grow the high-technology sector.