Geography Of Indiana
It is one of Indiana’s best-kept secrets.
Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.
Automated systems have replaced thousands of workers at the steel mills that ring the southern shore of Lake Michigan over the last few decades.
VALPARAISO | Indiana lost out on a new plant that an auto parts maker plans to build in Ohio.
Businesses are choosing to invest in the Chicago metro area more than anywhere else in the United States.
If the economy were a poker table, Northwest Indiana would be all in for manufacturing.
PORTAGE | In 2013, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor was the busiest it had been in years.
MUNSTER | Another south suburban Chicago business has crossed the state line, and moved into a former mattress factory just across the border.
A new leader will take the reins at the Northwest Indiana Forum, a privately funded economic development agency.
Indiana is looking for few good businesses.
MERRILLVILLE | An information technology management firm has moved into the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana business incubator in Merrillville.
MERRILLVILLE | A grand jury indicted a former Merrillville town councilman on a charge of forgery.
MERRILLVILLE | A real estate and retail development and property management firm has hired a new chief financial officer, as it plans to move company leaders downtown Chicago.
GARY | A short video challenge for high school students has no less a lofty goal than inspiring the next Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs.
PORTAGE | Portage's "plowgate" controversy is raging on.
Jeff and Linda Hlista lived in a tri-level house in Oak Lawn up until a few years ago, when a property tax bill that was once $1,000 a year rose to a hefty $5,500.
Northwest Indiana grew at a slower pace than the state and nation last year, partly because of the heavy concentration in manufacturing.
Two small businesses from Northwest Indiana got statewide recognition for their entrepreneurial spirit and economic contributions.
GARY | The White House plans to announce an unprecedented level of federal support for the city of Gary later this week, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said.
A building supply company in Michigan City is expanding, and a mechanical contracting firm is adding a new Munster office.
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