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Portage commission sets priorities for downtown development

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission has set its priorities for downtown redevelopment work.

September 28, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Use federal funds to raze derelict buildings

EDITORIAL: Use federal funds to raze derelict buildings

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann discussed abandoned housing during her visit to Northwest Indiana last week. It's a statewide problem, even in rural areas, but it's acute in cities such as East Chicago and Gary.

December 18, 2013 12:00 am Video
Campagna saves money with refinance aided by local banks

Campagna saves money with refinance aided by local banks

SCHERERVILLE | For more than six decades Campagna Academy, a nonprofit social service agency, has provided help and hope to troubled youth and their families in Northwest Indiana.

September 06, 2013 7:00 am Photos

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Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

The Gary Economic Development Corp. and others highlighted the city's community economic development initiatives Tuesday during A Blueprint for Change Community Development Forum at the old bank building in downtown Gary. Local financial institutions, community-based organizations and others…

June 25, 2013 1:59 pm
Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

Gary Mayor Karen freeman-Wilson speaks Tuesday during A Blueprint for Change Community Development Forum at the old bank building in downtown Gary. Local financial institutions, community-based organizations and others reviewed and discussed local community development efforts and neighborho…

June 25, 2013 1:59 pm
Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

Eric Reaves, deputy director of the Gary Economic Development Corp. speaks Tuesday on the city's Economic Development Program during a  community development forum at the old bank building in downtown Gary. 

June 25, 2013 1:13 pm
Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

Community development efforts support neighborhood reinvestment

The Gary Economic Development Corporation and others highlighted the city's community economic development initiatives Tuesday during a community development forum at the old bank building in downtown Gary. Local financial institutions, community-based organizations and others reviewed and d…

June 25, 2013 1:13 pm
Leadership Northwest Indiana prepares to graduate 1,000th member

Leadership Northwest Indiana prepares to graduate 1,000th member

The Leadership Northwest Indiana Program has been building the leadership capacity of the region for 30 years.

March 20, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Community renewal advocate speaking at Gary summit

GARY | Author and speaker Storm Cunningham will visit Northwest Indiana this weekend as part of a two-day seminar to inspire residents to begin community development projects.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am

Community renewal advocate speaking at Gary summit

Author and speaker Storm Cunningham is expected to visit Northwest Indiana next month as part of a two-day seminar to inspire residents to begin community development projects.

February 05, 2013 2:00 pm

Restoring abandoned properties topic at task force meeting

The Lake County Housing Taskforce is sponsoring an event in Munster on Oct. 25 to discuss how abandoned properties in Northwest Indiana communities can be converted to productive use.

October 17, 2012 3:30 pm

Valpo to host 2-day conference on building sustainable towns

The city of Valparaiso and several organizations are hosting a conference Sept. 27 and 28 to discuss ways to implement more "green" practices in communities and also make them healthier and more prosperous.

September 19, 2012 1:00 pm

Boosting code enforcement key to preserving neighborhoods

HOBART | Code enforcement is an important tool that officials in cities and towns can use to preserve their neighborhoods, the director of South Bend's code enforcement department said Thursday.

May 10, 2012 2:10 pm

Code enforcement, vacant property management seminar planned May 10

HOBART | The Lake County Housing Taskforce is hosting a conference Thursday to discuss various building and property-related issues in communities.

May 04, 2012 12:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's community assets matter

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana's community assets matter

For too many places in our state, the long-term prospects for economic growth are poor. For at least a third of Indiana's counties, the long-term effect of this economic decline is a whole lot worse than any recession. In fact, just about one in six Hoosiers live in counties whose population…

April 21, 2012 12:00 am Related

City Community Development bid package availability

GARY | The Community Development Department is requesting bids for home rehabilitation work at selected locations.

March 12, 2012 10:55 am
The Significant Positive Impact of Home Ownership

The Significant Positive Impact of Home Ownership

Buying a home is much more than just a financial decision.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Community development a vital part of Indiana's success

GUEST COMMENTARY: Community development a vital part of Indiana's success

Without a doubt, my favorite part of my job is traveling from community to community across our state to meet with Hoosiers.

April 28, 2011 12:00 am

Gary native pitches Emerson development plans

GARY | In his aspirations to revitalize one neighborhood in the city, Anthony Broadnax concedes his development plans already have been about 10 years in the making.

March 25, 2011 6:30 pm
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