East Lansing is a great place to start up, expand or sustain a business; and services offered through the City of East Lansing and its partners make it easy to get a head start. Within this section of the website, entrepreneurs will find building information, permit information, assessing information and information regarding current incentive programs for businesses. This section also includes a number of helpful links to regional sites.
East Lansing businesses can benefit from several financial assistance programs, including a Downtown Entrepreneurship Program and a Small Business Loan Program through the Downtown Development Authority.
In addition to financial assistance programs, the City has recently launched a new economic development website, which features a property locator, GIS and site selection features. It also opened the doors of a brand new East Lansing Technology Innovation Center. The Technology Innovation Center provides low-rent office space to technology-related start-ups in the region.