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Jim Fitzer

Two new industries eyeing Portage

PORTAGE | Two new industries, both in the recycling business, are eyeing Portage.

September 24, 2014 6:30 pm

Portage takes first steps to lure company from Wisconsin

PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved the initial idea of establishing a small economic revitalization area along Ind. 149 in Portage hoping to luring business from Wisconsin.

September 02, 2014 8:45 pm

Local communities hoping to hit jackpot at Vegas retail property convention

ST. JOHN | St. John officials weighed the town's steady residential growth and key location at a major crossroads into a decision this year to take the next step in promoting economic development.

May 10, 2014 5:55 pm

MonoSol officials: Portage deal wasn't best offered

PORTAGE | Even though the City Council went through a couple of battle rounds Tuesday night before deciding 6-1 to grant an abatement to MonoSol LLC, there's still no guarantee the company will locate here.

April 02, 2014 5:11 pm

Portage OKs economic development funds

PORTAGE | The Portage Economic Development Corp. reached out across the country and worked to better prepare students for the future this past year.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am
Local manufacturing occupations touted for Portage students

Local manufacturing occupations touted for Portage students

PORTAGE | Paul Bui explained solar inverters to a group of Portage High School freshmen Thursday afternoon.

October 03, 2013 6:34 pm Photos


Industry, educators begin discussions on future workforce needs

PORTAGE | Representatives of educational facilities, industry and workforce development sat down together Thursday morning to discuss how the three could work together to provide the necessary skills for the jobs of the present and the future.

March 15, 2013 12:00 am
Jim Fitzer

Jim Fitzer

Jim Fitzer is executive director of the Portage Economic Development Corp.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Voices of Vision: Jim Fitzer

Voices of Vision: Jim Fitzer

Portage Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Jim Fitzer discusses 2012 initiatives and looks to 2013 for Portage

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
Portage blessed with location, access

Portage blessed with location, access

PORTAGE | When a company looks to relocate or find a new home, its officials look for ease of transportation and access to reliable utilities among other things.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos


3 Porter County offices will branch out to Portage

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission on Monday approved a lease with the county to bring county auditor, assessor and treasurer offices to the University Center.

February 11, 2013 6:30 pm

Economic development group outlines goals for coming year

PORTAGE | The Portage Economic Development Corp. will focus next year on educating its membership about economic development.

December 08, 2012 6:45 pm

Portage approves contribution to PEDCO budget

PORTAGE | The Redevelopment Commission this week approved its annual contribution to the Portage Economic Development Corp.

December 01, 2012 12:00 am

Portage City Council approves tax abatement for AmeriPlex

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council last week approved a 10-year abatement for a speculative building at AmeriPlex at the Port.

July 08, 2012 6:00 pm

Portage OKs tax break for Indiana Pickling expansion project

PORTAGE | The City Council approved tax abatements Tuesday for Indiana Pickling and Process at the Port of Indiana.

May 02, 2012 8:00 pm

Portage commission approves funds for marketing material

PORTAGE | John Shepherd, the city's development finance adviser, told the Redevelopment Commission this week a recent encounter proves the city needs to improve its marketing materials.

April 26, 2012 7:55 pm
Snyder recounts first 100 days as Portage mayor

Snyder recounts first 100 days as Portage mayor

PORTAGE | Portage Mayor James Snyder was told before he threw his hat in the ring last year to take over leadership of the city that the campaign was the easy part and his work would really begin when he took over the post.

April 14, 2012 1:15 pm Photos


Portage offers amenities both residents, businesses seek

Portage offers amenities both residents, businesses seek

PORTAGE | Portage is a "real gem" when it comes to marketing to new business prospects.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am Photos




Panel to mull Swanson Road light

PORTAGE | The city's traffic commission held its first meeting of the year Thursday short one member.

January 06, 2012 12:00 am

Snyder picks transition team, begins evaluations

PORTAGE | Just days after his victory in the Portage mayoral race, James Snyder has begun to put together a transition team he says will help him evaluate and offer advice in decision making prior to taking office Jan. 1.

November 12, 2011 11:30 pm
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