Ian Hirt, who has led the Ports of Indiana Burns Harbor since March 2017, is stepping down from the post.
Vision for Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor leads to multi-billion-dollar economic powerhouse in its first 50 years. Economic leaders are sure the next half century will provide even greater opportunities as the facility undergoes $20 million in upgrades.
One of the largest shipments being handled by the Port of Indiana will pass through Burns Harbor.
Northwest Indiana companies expect growth in overseas business with improved infrastructure and the help of state grants. In 2018, Indiana exported a record $39.3 billion of made-in-America goods to the world, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Northwest Indiana is developing pathways to international business growth but also is feeling effects of global volatility.