In this issue, we launch a new yearlong series: “The future of.” We will explore the plans and projects of our Region one city at a time.
Around the Region
Learn about people and companies making difference at work and in their communities, including Lydia Post of Centier Bank.
More access to patient care
Northwest Indiana attracts Chicago’s top medical specialties and grows opportunities for treatment near home as the health care industry expands.
Careful plans for prosperity
Michigan City is preparing for a boom with projected population growth brought on by the $649 million Double Track Northwest Indiana project.
One step at a time
Our seven-step Launch/Grow Guide gives entrepreneurs the tools and the access to experts needed to start and grow their businesses in Northwest Indiana.
Culture for business
A statewide network of people with business expertise from the federal government to regional Small Business Development Centers are available to offer support to small business owners.
From upgrades at the Region’s airports to monumental changes on its railroads, the infrastructure for the freight delivery and transportation needs of tomorrow are under construction now.
From farm to table
Restaurant owners in the Region have embraced the farm-to-table concept for years by finding unique ways to keep menus fresh.
New spaces for old places
As community leaders develop plans to bring new life to empty spaces, officials are optimistic about what the future holds for their communities.
Good vibes at TradeWinds
After more than 20 years, TradeWinds CEO Jon Gold still enjoys his work and likes making work fun for all employees at the nonprofit.
Dads find playground success
Dads who founded Kidstuff Playsystems in Gary find a global audience for their playground equipment that always takes safety first.
‘Dino is a competitor’
Dino Ramirez says earning his place in the USA Wheelchair Softball Hall of Fame was the culmination of time and dedication after an accident when he was 15 years old.
Taking care of families
Linda Brooks, leader of Baptist Children’s Home Inc. of Valparaiso, is celebrating 40 years of helping families at the nonprofit childcare agency.
Viewpoint: ‘Economic equity in action’
Geri Aglipay, U.S. Small Business Administration’s regional administrator for Region V in the Great Lakes Midwest states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin, shares the vision of the SBA Equity Plan.
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