Economic Development Resources for Northwest Indiana

CEDaR

Purdue University North Central: Center for Economic Development and Research
College of Business
1401 S. U.S. Hwy 421
Westville, IN 46391-9542
www.pnc.edu/cedar

Contact Numbers:

  • Toll-Free in Indiana: (800) 872-1231 ext.5524
  • La Porte/Westville: 785-5524
  • Valparaiso/Portage: 462-4197, ext. 5524
  • Fax Number: 219-785-5528

Dr. Derek Bjonback
Associate Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Economic Development and Research
(219) 785-5694
dbjonback@pnc.edu

Dr. Cynthia Roberts
Teddy Jacobi Dean College of Business
Professor Organizational Behavior and Leadership
(219) 785-5219
croberts@pnc.edu

Northwest Indiana: Region-wide Economic Development Organizations

Center for Workforce Innovations

2804 Boilermaker Ct.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-2940
www.innovativeworkforce.com

Elevate Ventures

50 East 91st St
Suite 213
Indianapolis, IN 46240
(317) 252-0258
http://www.elevateventures.com/
Regional contact, economic gardening program:
kgoldner@elevateventures.com / (260) 433-2444
Regional contact, capital investment program:
kells@elevateventures.com / (260) 405-5723

Indiana Economic Development Corporation – Northwest Region

9800 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, Indiana 46307
(219) 730-7873
JStaton@iedc.in.gov
http://iedc.in.gov/

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

801 E. 86th Avenue
Merrillville, IN 46410
800 464-7726
NIPSCO Economic Development Department
800 262-6477
econdev@nisource.com
www.ni-econdev.com

Northwest Indiana Forum

6100 Southport Road
Portage, Indiana 46368
(219) 763-6303
info@nwiforum.org
http://www.nwiforum.org/

Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority

9800 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 644-3500
dwellman@rda.in.gov
http://www.in.gov/rda/

Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission

6100 Southport Road
Portage, IN 46368
(219) 763-6060
nirpc@nirpc.org
http://www.nirpc.org/

Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Corporation

9800 Connecticut Drive
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219) 644-3513
northwest@isbdc.org
http://isbdc.org/locations/northwest-isbdc/

Purdue Center for Regional Development

Gerald D. and Edna E. Mann Hall, Suite 266
203 Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057
Indiana Business Growth Network
(765) 479-7704
hutcheson@purdue.edu
www.pcrd.purdue.edu

Purdue Extension

Regional Extension Educator – Community Development
PNC Porter County
600 Vale Park Road
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 531-4200, extension 4208
parkerkj@purdue.edu

Regional Development Company

1757 Thornapple Circle
Valparaiso, IN 46385
(219) 476-0504
www.rdc504.org/

Lake County: Economic Development Organizations

City of Crown Point

101 N East St.
Crown Point, IN 46307
(219)663-3303
bgura@crownpoint.in.gov
www.crownpoint.in.gov

City of Whiting

1443 119th Street
Whiting, IN 46394
219-659-7704 x 235
www.whitingindiana.com

East Chicago Economic and Business Development

4444 Railroad Ave.
East Chicago, IN 46312
(219) 391-8205
tsamuel@eastchicago.com

http://www.eastchicago.com/page10/page48/index.html

Gary Economic Development Corporation

401 Broadway Suite 301
Gary, IN 46402
219-881-1367
fhayes@ci.gary.in.us
www.cityofgaryedc.com

Hammond Development Corporation

5246 Hohman Ave
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 853-6399
sueanderson@netnitco.net

http://hammonddevelopmentcorp.com

Hobart Chamber of Commerce/Hobart Industrial Economic Development Corporation

1001 Lillian St.
Hobart, IN 46342
(219) 942-5774
info@hobartchamber.com
http://www.hobartchamber.com/community-eco-dev.asp

Lake County Community Economic Development Department

2293 N. Main St., Rm. A-311
Crown Point, IN 46307
Phone: (219) 755-3225
info@lakecountyin.com
http://www.lakecountyin.com

Town of Highland

3333 Ridge Road
Highland, Indiana  46322
219-972-7598 (p)
219-972-5097 (f)
cpetro@highland.in.gov
www.highland.in.gov/

La Porte County: Economic Development Organizations

Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation

809 Washington St., Suite A.
La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 324-8584

http://www.gledc.com

La Porte County, Office of Economic Development

555 Michigan Avenue, Suite 203
La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 326-6808, ext. 2909
www.laportecountyedo.org

Michigan City Economic Development Corporation

2 Cadence Pk. Plaza
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 873-1211
http://www.edcmc.com

Purdue University Extension

Economic and Community Development
2857 W. State Road 2, Suite A
La Porte, IN 46350
(219) 324-9407
mfoell@purdue.edu
www.extension.purdue.edu/LaPorte

Porter County: Economic Development Organizations

Duneland Chamber of Commerce

220 Broadway
Chesterton , IN 46304
(219) 926-5513 Fax: (219) 926-7593
info@dunelandchamber.org
http://www.dunelandchamber.com/

Duneland Economic Development Commission (Chesterton, Porter, Burns Harbor)

220 Broadway
(219) 926-5513 Fax: (219) 926-7593
info@dunelandchamber.org
http://www.dunelandchamber.com/

Portage Economic Development Corporation

6260 Central Ave.
Portage, IN 46368
(219) 762-9761
info@portagein.org
http://www.Portagein.org

Porter County Economic Development Alliance

155 Indiana Ave.
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 644-3696

http://www.porterco.org/index.aspx?NID=161

Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation (Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce)

162 W. Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 462-1105
info@valparaisochamber.org
http://www.valpoedc.org

Jasper County: Economic Development Organization

Jasper County Economic Development Organization

223 W. Keller Blvd
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-3080
info@jaspercountyin.com
http://www.jaspercountyin.com

Newton County: Economic Development Organization

Newton County Economic Development

4117 S. 240 W., Suite 800
Morocco, IN 47963
(219) 285-0653
director@newtoncountyin.com

http://www.newtoncounty.in.gov

Pulaski County: Economic Development Organization

Pulaski County Community Development Commission

623 W. 11st St.; P.O. Box 315
Winamac, IN 46996
(574) 946-3869
http://www.pulaskionline.org/content/view/73/70

Starke County: Economic Development Organization

Starke County Economic Development Foundation

1915 S Heaton Street
Knox, IN 46534
(574) 772-5627
execdir@scedf.biz
http://www.starkecounty.com