The city of Lansing is best known for being the capital of Michigan, and just a stone’s throw away from Michigan State’s campus. If you live in the area, then you know many of the people that work downtown typically leave the city once work gets out. “A lot of times I think the Greater Lansing area has a hard time making sure that Michigan is a great place to live,” said Bill Kimble, president of C2AE architecture and engineering company in downtown Lansing. “A lot of us have families here, but sometimes that’s not enough.”
Locals like William Davis believe that bringing in more young people will rejuvenate the city helping it bloom into something great. “It’s so quiet during the winter, there’s times where I want to scream because it’s so quiet!” Davis went on to question how Lansing’s ability to maintain relevancy.
By Holly Osmer
Bath-DeWitt Connection Staff Reporter
DEWITT — DeWitt’s economy has been thriving. Its unemployment rate is 5.6 percent, 0.7 percent less than the national average, with a job growth of 2.82 percent, and a future job growth predicted to be 40 percent over the next 10 years, according to Sperling’s Best Places. Families are moving here for the city’s schools, parks and developing downtown. Part of this development is an incoming microbrewery. “We are working with a developer on locating a microbrew in the downtown; Looking Glass Brewery,” said DeWitt City Administrator Daniel Coss.
By Peter Nuttall
Living In The Ledge staff reporter
Grand Ledge’s former City Hall at the corner of East Jefferson and Taylor streets is getting a makeover. The building that was once known as the headquarters of Grand Ledge’s administration and City Council will now be the place of a new establishment called BrickHaven Brewing Company. Brothers Ed and Ben Huston purchased the property a couple months ago. Together they’ve been working with the Grand Ledge government to get the brewery up and running as soon as possible. “It’s going to bring in more people and vitalize the downtown in an additional way,” Grand Ledge Mayor Kalmin Smith said.