Capital Comeback to Connect Talent to Career Opportunities in Greater Lansing Over Thanksgiving Holiday
Building on talent attraction efforts, the event will connect former, prospective, and current residents with career opportunities in Greater Lansing
Lansing, Mich. — Lansing 5:01 is hosting the 7th annual Capital Comeback, the first event was Virtual, and held Monday the 21st. Now they're bringing the second of two opportunities for expats and residents to rediscover Lansing, and explore the career and living opportunities the Capital Region offers. Graduate East Lansing, 133 Evergreen Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823
The Lansing region has broadened its horizons beyond its mainstay industries, such as education, government, and advanced manufacturing, through significant economic investments over the last several years. Lansing is now home to national headquarters of insurance companies, information technology and nuclear physics, and employers are eager to hire top talent.
“The Lansing Region’s network of opportunities for businesses and people to locate, expand and excel is vast and growing,” said Bob Trezise, president and CEO of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP). “Over the past year alone, LEAP’s work has brought more than 3,700 new quality jobs to the region through projects like TechSmith’s new state-of-the-art international headquarters, Amazon and McKesson’s state-of-the-art distribution facilities; and Ultium’s $2.5 billion new electric battery plant, to name a few.”
Young professionals and families from Michigan and beyond are recognizing Lansing as an attractive place to call home, too. A recent study by CommericalCafe ranked Greater Lansing as having the highest average annual population gain in the Midwest, with an average of 7,538 new residents gained per year from other Midwest metropolitans.
“More and more people are recognizing that Lansing is an affordable, lively place to call home that provides easy access to the rest of Pure Michigan and the Midwest. Coupled with being an emerging hub for creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, small businesses, and nonprofits, the region is continuing to experience a contagious energy and revitalization,” said Christopher Sell, executive director of Lansing 5:01. “The affordability of housing is also attractive, with more than 64% of residents who own homes.”
Part of the Back to Michigan campaign – a series of virtual and in-person networking events where people interested in relocating to Michigan, and current residents who are seeking a new opportunity, can connect with hiring employers – Capital Comeback in-person event will be at The Graduate in East Lansing on Wednesday, November 23 from 5:01 p.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
Overlooking the transformed skyline in Downtown East Lansing, the in-person event at The Graduate is structured as a free, casual happy hour. Attendees can experience the expansive views of MSU’s campus and the Michigan Avenue corridor leading to the Capitol Building, while talking to employer representatives about current and future job openings. Participating organizations and employers include Michigan Farm Bureau Family of Companies, Delta Dental, Gillespie Group, Capital Area Michigan Works!, Auto-Owners Insurance, Lansing Board of Water & Light, MSU Federal Credit Union, Dewpoint, Eyde Development, Sparrow Health, Emergent BioSolutions, Peckham, Lake Trust Credit Union, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Downtown Lansing, Inc., Eaton RESA, and Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Interested attendees can learn more about Capital Comeback and register for the event here:
● In-Person Event on November 23: https://lansing501.com/events/capital-comeback-inperson
Capital Comeback is made possible through the generous support from MSU Federal Credit Union, Lansing Board of Water & Light, CATA, Delta Dental, LEAP, Gillespie Group, Sparrow Health System, and the Greater Lansing Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Lansing 5:01 is a nonprofit organization that aims to retain and attract talent to the Lansing region. The organization, run by a board of professionals and volunteers who call the region home, is committed to illustrating why Lansing is a dynamic post-graduation destination city not only during the day, but starting at 5:01 p.m., too. More information can be found at www.lasning501.com