Economic Development Resources for Northwest Indiana

CEDaR

northwest indiana region map showing lake, porter, laporte, newton, jasper, starke and pulaski counties

Image used with permission from Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly.

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