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The BLOCK:AID


October 6, 2022


STOP! and detour your way through Downtown Lansing for the ultimate street festival to provide aid and support for Lansing’s downtown district and local businesses. Dance through the streets, sip on local drinks, tap along to the beats or grab a bite to eat while showing your LOVE for Lansing-based businesses along three blocks of Washington Square.

The BLOCK:AID is presented by Lansing 5:01, Downtown Lansing Inc. and the City of Lansing, featuring larger-than-life installations and activities, live music, local artists, boutiques, small businesses, food trucks and more to transform Washington Square in new and exciting ways.

Make the move

Lansing 5:01 partners with over 35 companies and organizations across the Lansing region, including Fortune 500 companies, non-profit agencies, and creative small businesses.  Send us your resume as a .pdf and we’ll share it monthly with our network of hiring employers in industries such as healthcare, IT, financial services, insurance, advanced manufacturing, and more.

There’s a place for you in Lansing

You’re not just one thing. And neither are we. A network of 22 communities, Lansing has something to offer for everyone. From rock climbing in the country at dawn to cocktails on a rooftop bar at dusk, there are places and spaces to explore your true self.

Affordability opens the door to real possibilities. Turns out, when three-fourths of your paycheck isn’t going to rent, you can focus on the things that really matter. Modern apartments with all of the amenities, historic homes in inclusive neighborhoods, or recent builds on several acres of land–Lansing offers housing options for all personalities and stages of life. (That’s right, you can finally browse home listings guilt-free.)

Rewarding job opportunities across countless industries make Lansing the launchpad for your next career move. With a number of positions in up-and-coming industries like technology, healthcare and state government, you can explore your professional passions without dreading Monday.

In Lansing, you don’t have to watch from the sidelines; you can be a part of it. Whether it’s taking a stab at an open mic night, trying a new sport on a rec team, or even launching your own startup, we keep our barriers to entry low so you can aim high.

Try something new. Put down roots. There’s a place for you in Lansing.

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