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Last Updated: May 16, 2024

MSU and Greater Lansing: Making an impact in the capital region

The 517 area code represents more than just Lansing — it's a thriving community brimming with innovation, and Michigan State University is at its heart.

MSU's impact extends far beyond campus borders. The university contributes more than $3 billion annually in economic impact among Eaton, Ingham and Clinton counties. Almost 10,000 staff and faculty and more than 71,000 alumni call the region home.

Spartans work together with community partners to make Michigan's capital region a place to belong. Read about more ways MSU drives positive change in Greater Lansing and throughout Michigan at MI Spartan Impact.