Our city will offer the amenities and necessities needed to retain and sustain residents through all stages of life: children as they grow; young people starting careers; families putting down roots; established professionals looking to expand their businesses; and retirees. We sustain this by improving and providing necessities—roads, sidewalks, housing, parks and public safety. And we embrace our differentiating qualities—city design, culture, community and livability.
Not only do people commute to and visit the Capital City; they are eager to live here and become involved in the community. Lansing cultivates a sense of city pride among its residents, which draws new residents to the area and convinces those who have left Lansing to return. The city recognizes its individualistic reputation—self-assured, confident and proud—as well as the fact that it is the cultural and economic engine of our region.