MI Capital Region

The Regional Prosperity Initiative is designed to empower local and regional stakeholders to develop a collaborative strategy for economic prosperity. South Central Prosperity Region 7 (comprised of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties) is building a blueprint of a united economic vision that will become the catalyst for sustainable regional prosperity. Snapshots of our region’s key indicators provide foundational measures of success, opportunities, and assets.

 

Economy & Financial Health

The basic ability to provide for
oneself and one’s family.

 

Education & Talent

Developing and maintaining
a diverse talent pool.

 

 

Health & Environment

All things that contribute to
mental and physical health.

 

Culture & Lifestyle

Elements that create a lifestyle
one is content with.

TOTAL EMPLOYMENT

The number of jobs (full-time and part-time) in the region each year. Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

 

258,880

2010

261,779

2011

260,375

2012

262,495

2013

266,477

2014

UNEMPLOYMENT RATE

The percent of the population that is not employed and is actively looking for employment. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

NUMBER OF BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
The number of businesses establishments in the region each year. Source:  US Census Bureau
9,673
2009
9,555
2010
9,466
2011
9,474
2012
9,469
2013

ASSET LIMITED, INCOME CONSTRAINED, EMPLOYED (ALICE) POPULATION

The percent of households, as of 2012, that are below the ALICE threshold for meeting basic costs of living. Source: United Way of Michigan

34%

Clinton County

33%

Eaton County

46%

Ingham County

40%

Michigan

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

Half of all households in the region have an income higher than the median and the other half have an income lower than the median. Source: US Census Bureau

 

$45,874

2005

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$49,697

2014

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY

The percent of households that are spending an “affordable” amount on housing (30% or less of income). Source: US Census Bureau

NUMBER OF PEOPLE MOVING TO THE REGION
The number of people currently living in the region that lived in a different state or nation the previous year. Source: US Census Bureau

KNOWLEDGE SECTOR: PERCENT CHANGE 2005 – 2014

The change in occupations classified within the “knowledge sector,” compared to change in total occupations. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Knowledge sector occupations are projected for significant growth in the coming decades. The knowledge sector is defined by occupations that require a significant level of education, adaptable skills, and/or creativity. Knowledge sector occupations include 9 of the 22 broad standard occupational classification (SOC) codes utilized by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The nine SOC codes are: Management; Business and Financial Operations; Computer and Mathematical; Architecture and Engineering; Life, Physical, and Social Science; Legal; Education, Training, and Library; Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media; and Healthcare Practitioners and Technical occupations.

 

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-5.27%

All Occupations

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+5.32%

Knowledge Sector Occupations

POPULATION WITH ASSOCIATES DEGREE OR HIGHER
The percent of individuals that have obtained a degree beyond high school. Source: US Census Bureau

POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTION ENROLLMENT

The number of individuals enrolled in postsecondary institutions in the region as of Fall 2014. Source: National Center for Education Statistics

graduate

69,049

HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE

The percent of public high school students who, after beginning 9th grade 4 years ago, dropped out of school. Source: MI School Data

 

2011 – 12%

12%

2012 – 11%

11%

2013 – 11%

11%

2014 – 10%

10%

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE

The percent of public high school students who, after beginning 9th grade 4 years ago, graduated high school. Source: MI School Data

 

2011 – 75%

75%

2012 – 77%

77%

2013 – 79%

79%

2014 – 79%

79%

 

POPULATION AGE 3 – 4 IN PRESCHOOL
The percent of children ages 3 and 4 currently enrolled in preschool. Source: US Census Bureau

 

40%

2005
38%

2010
44%

2014

POOR PHYSICAL HEALTH

The percent of adults reporting one or more days of poor physical health during the past 30 days. Source: Ingham County Health Department

37%

2008 – 2010

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29%

2011 – 2013

POOR MENTAL HEALTH

The percent of adults reporting one or more days of poor mental health during the past 30 days. Source: Ingham County Health Department

 

2008 – 2010: 37%

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2011 – 2013: 11%

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

NATURAL ASSETS

This section provides the total acres of parks in the region, including public and private parks; the acres of potential conservation areas, defined as areas with potential for high-quality natural areas and unique natural features; and the total miles of non-motorized trails.

 

CRIME

Crimes against properties include vandalism, arson, and theft of any kind. Crimes against persons include assault, harassment, kidnapping, and other acts of violence. Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation

 

 

TOTAL CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY

13,580

2005

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9,343

2014

TOTAL CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS

2,175

2005

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1,988

2014

GENERAL FUND SPENDING ON ARTS, CULTURE, AND RECREATION
Percent of general fund money allocated by local governments to arts, cultural, and recreational activities. Source: Munetrix
5.7%
2000
5.9%
2005
5.8%
2010
5.5%
2011
5.7%
2012
3.7%
2013

COMMUTING & AIR QUALITY

This section includes information that describes regional air quality and commute patterns.

 

 

RACIAL DIVERSITY
The percent of the population self-identifying as a particular race. Source: US Census Bureau

 

2005

2014

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POPULATION

The number of international students (undergraduate, graduate, and non-degree) enrolled at Michigan State University. Source: Michigan State University

5,351

2010

5,898

2011

6,599

2012

7,161

2013

7,643

2014

QUALITY OF LIFE

This section includes information describing the region’s commitment to creating communities that are great places to live, work, and play.

The Regional Prosperity Initiative is a voluntary competitive grant process. Partners spearheading this initiative include Capital Area Michigan Works!Lansing Community CollegeLansing Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lansing Economic Area PartnershipMichigan State University,  and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission. We continue to actively look for innovative and sustainable ways to leverage regional resources to support our comprehensive economic strategy. Please contact Rachel Elsinga at relsinga@mitcrpc.org for additional information.