Made in La Porte County 2015
The Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan City Economic Development Corporation bring a growing number of manufactures together for a day they call "Made in La Porte County". This year we were on the scene for the event to get the low-down on what the event does for La Porte county, why they host it, how it helps students from around the county, and the importance of manufacturing in La Porte county.
Bringing Businesses To Northwest Indiana
Bringing new businesses to the area is a complicated task. From providing an area, to encouraging certain companies to made a new home within our three counties, on every level there is a different task. Three economic development experts explain that what the public doesn't get to see and why this specific branch of development is important to the growth of NWI.
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.