A career filled with achievements in affordable housing, strategic planning, business recruitment and building community partnerships landed professional honors for Region economic development professional Clarence Hulse.
Hammond’s Digital Crossroads in line to meet rising demand for data storage Transformational. Thomas Dakich likes to use this one word to describe the Digital Crossroads Lake Michigan data center in Hammond. Coincidentally—yet symbolically—it is being built on property once housing the coal-fueled State Line Generating Plant, possibly the largest polluter of its time in […]
Amy Paul recently was named director of business engagement for Downtown South Bend Inc.
2017 report card measures Indiana’s, region’s economic performance The Indiana Chamber of Commerce works with legislators each year on the “short game” of crafting the best public policies to help move the state forward. But the long term is also top of mind for the Chamber, especially through its Indiana Vision 2025 economic development action […]
Communities bank on economic impact of tourism Indiana is known for Hoosier hospitality. And hospitality is paying off big time for local communities, where visitor spending has a huge economic impact. The multibillion-dollar hospitality industry is one of the fastest growing business sectors worldwide. It encompasses a range of businesses centered on customer service. Indianapolis […]
Healthy investments flow from Port of Indiana’s water connections. Rick Heimann chuckled to himself while pointing to a mountainous pile of scrap metal near the entrance of his massive workplace, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. He recalled a snide comment from a visitor who suggested that piles of scrap metal “junk” are not the best […]
Cooperative economic-development efforts are bearing fruit. by Laurie Wink Recent ribbon cuttings at manufacturing facilities across the region are signaling an economic renaissance in what was once considered the rustbelt. Key economic development professionals, business leaders and elected officials at local, state and federal levels are joining forces–across affiliations and party lines–to promote the region […]
The heart of the city is ground zero for revitalization these days. by Laurie Wink America’s downtowns were once vibrant hubs for business and entertainment. The advent of our car-centric culture–fueled by creation of the nationwide highway system–led to suburban sprawl and shopping centers. The historic cores of cities fell out of favor and languished. […]
Alliance brings together Chicago region. The relationship between Northwest Indiana and the Greater Chicago area has often been described as a love-hate relationship. We love the proximity and the jobs provided for Hoosiers, but the state line has often seemed to be a barrier to collaboration. A landmark study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation […]
Northwest Indiana offers a host of attractive attributes. by Michael Puente On paper, Northwest Indiana has a lot going for it that other parts of Indiana simply don’t have. That includes easy access to major highways, a well-trained workforce, an extensive rail system, regional airport and close proximity to the nation’s third-largest city: Chicago. “We’ve […]