La Porte's Alcoa
Howmet Investment Announcement
Leading aerospace manufacturer Alcoa held an investment announcement and ground breaking ceremony for their $100 million facility expansion in La Porte. Speakers at the event were from Alcoa, Indiana Governor Mike Pence and La Porte Mayor Blair Milo.
Made in La Porte County
Shows off County's Manufacturing Industry
Manufacturing companies from all over La Porte County gathered at the Civic Auditorium in September to show off the area’s impressive trade industry. As the third “Made in La Porte” trade show, this year’s event was the largest yet. Approximately 50 different companies participated and over 700 students from local area schools attended the show along with the general public.
Located just 60 miles east of Chicago, the Greater La Porte area offers many advantages of the big city while having the perks of a smaller community. The Greater La Porte area has a strong manufacturing history and offers businesses: State Certified "Shovel Ready" sites, competitive wage rates, a large workforce, lower business operating costs compared to our neighboring states, and plenty of room for industrial growth. Lake Michigan is just minutes away and the La Porte area boasts seven lakes of its own. The National Lake Shore and Indiana Dunes State Park are within close proximity and the surrounding communities have award winning park facilities. Blue Chip Casino and Prime Outlet Shopping Center are located just 15 minutes from downtown La Porte. There are so many reasons to investigate La Porte County. We hope you take some time to look around.