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Where is Michigan?

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Michigan State University is located in East Lansing, Michigan. Michigan is a mid-western U.S. state with a population of 10 million people. Nicknamed the “Great Lakes State,” Michigan borders four Great Lakes, including Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Eerie, and Lake Huron. Lake Michigan is the largest body of fresh water in the United States and the world’s fifth largest lake. Michigan also has more than 11,000 inland lakes which spread across its lower and upper peninsulas. Michigan’s lakes provide not only clean and fresh water to its residents but also recreational activities such as swimming, fishing, sailing, and many other water sports.

There are 103 state parks and recreation areas in Michigan, and Michigan residents are never more than an hour away from a state park or recreation area. Michigan’s combined natural wonders of lakes, beaches, forests, waterfalls, and sand dunes attract over one hundred million visitors annually. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, Mackinac Island, Sleeping Bear Dune National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, and Tahquamenon Falls are all top vacation destinations in Michigan. 

Michigan's Economy  

Michigan's business climate is stronger than ever and its automobile industry is booming again. Michigan is number one in automotive-related jobs and businesses and a leader in the global mobility community. As the center of the U.S. automotive industry, it is the home to US's three major automobile companies - General Motor, Ford, and Chrysler. In addition to advanced manufacturing, Michigan has developed a diverse economy including aerospace, agribusiness, cybersecurity, and defense.