General East Lansing Development
edited February 2022 in East Lansing
East Lansing has recieved their SmartZone designation from the state of Michigan. They are trying to get a technology incubator in downtown East Lansing. Do you think this will work?
E.L. creates 'technology incubator'
By KRIS TURNER
The State News
East Lansing isn't just a Cool City — now it's a smart one, too.
In a joint meeting between business, city and university officials Thursday, the city received its first designation as a SmartZone from the state.
A SmartZone is an area in a city meant to house businesses with a focus on technology, East Lansing City Manager Ted Staton said.
"One of the obvious reasons to create (a SmartZone) is to have jobs for our residents, but more importantly, to create jobs for the people graduating fr0m Michigan State," he said. "There aren't as many job opportunities for them in Michigan."
SmartZones provide businesses with planning, grant writing and tax incentives.
The city is actively working to become more of a cutting-edge place to open and operate a business, East Lansing Mayor Sam Singh said. The downtown area is being molded into a hot spot for technologically savvy companies.
"This is an opportunity for us to real
And the Mercantile Bank building:
Site Plan: An application from Joseph Goodsir for the properties at
237, 242 and 243 Louis Street to remove the existing multiple family
structures and build a new 3-story apartment building containing 24
three-bedroom units with two floors of underground parking to
accommodate 72 vehicles. The site is zoned RM-32 City Center
Multiple Family Residential. (J. Rogers)
I'm just curious, about where is that in relation to downtown?