Certified Business Parks
The terms Central Michigan and Mid-Michigan are used interchangeably to describe this region's proximity in the state. The Capitol of Michigan, Lansing is located in Ingham County in Mid-Michigan. Saginaw, Midland, Bay City and Flint are other major cities in the region.
Central Michigan's economy is primarily agricultural, which corn, sugar beets and soybeans being the most grown crops, with strong job growth in construction and hospitality. This region is very stable economically with much help from General Motors, Michigan State University, the State Government, and the Sparrow Health System.
The area is connected to other regions of the state through an intricate highway system, making commuting, traveling and hauling easy for industries and individuals.
Certified Business Parks
Colleges and Universities
Central Michigan University
Ferris State University
Michigan State University
Saginaw Valley State University
University of Michigan Flint
Great Lakes Christian College
Lansing Community College
Montcalm Community College
Mott Community College
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College
Auto Owners Insurance
(automotive systems and components)
Dow Chemical, Midland
Eaton Corporation, Jackson
(electrical systems and components)
General Motors, Lansing
General Motors Truck, Flint
G.M. Powertrain, Bay City
(engines, transmissions, castings)
Jackson National Life, Lansing
Michigan Sugar, 4 plants in region
Economic Development Organizations
Bay City Downtown Development Authority
Bay Future, Inc.
Citizen Planner Program
Clinton County Economic Alliance
Community Economic Developers Association of Michigan
East Central Michigan Planning and Development Region
Genesee Regional Chamber of Commerce
Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
Huron County Economic Development Corporation
Ingham County MSU Extension and Economic Development Corp.
Lansing Area Economic Partnership
Lansing Economic Development Corporation
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
Michigan Certified Development Corporation
Michigan Human Resources Development, Inc.
Middle Michigan Development Corporation
MSU Center for Community and Economic Development
Saginaw Economic Development Corporation
Saginaw Future Inc.
Sanilac Economic Alliance
Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership
South Central Michigan Works!
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
Tuscola County MSU Extension
College of Science and Technology at Central Michigan University
ITT Technical Institute - Flint
Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center
MidMichigan Innovation Center
Mid-Michigan is a busy destination, growing constantly, but maintaining a hometown-heritage atmosphere in many of its towns and cities. The inner part of the Thumb by Bay and Huron Counties surrounds the Saginaw Bay. Towns that lace the Bay are filled with vacation homes, cottages, golf courses, restaurants and boat charters are available among many other activities.
In the summer, there are many fishing and hiking destinations, such as the Sleepy Hollow Campground in Laingsburg. Take your friends and family out to a ballgame at the Lugnut Stadium in downtown Lansing. Festivals include the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing, the Elsie Dairy Festival and the Pumpkin Festival in Caro. Finding your way through a corn maze is easy here - there are several in the area!
In the winter, hunting and ice fishing are popular sports. Shop and enjoy the beauty of the Victorian homes Chesaning Christmas Candlelight Walk or visit Jackson in November for the Rose Festival Christmas Wish Craft Show - just in time for Christmas shopping!
P. O. Box 15096
Lansing, MI 48901-5096