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Northwest Indiana Forum

Forum discusses regional economic development

HAMMOND │ If members of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce were unfamiliar with the Northwest Indiana Forum, they aren’t anymore if they attended the chamber’s general membership luncheon Wednesday at Dynasty Banquets.

April 30, 2014 3:11 pm

Learn what lawmakers did at legislative recap

HAMMOND | Representatives from the Indiana Manufacturers Association will break down how bills passed this session in the Indiana General Assembly will affect businesses and residents at an upcoming event.

April 28, 2014 4:31 pm

NWI Forum representative will speak at Lakeshore Chamber meeting

HAMMOND | Representatives from the Northwest Indiana Forum will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting, set for April 30.

April 12, 2014 12:00 pm
Coats hears local business leaders' concerns

Coats hears local business leaders' concerns

PORTAGE │ U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., left Portage on Wednesday with “three pages of notes” after having a roundtable discussion where he heard Northwest Indiana Forum members’ concerns on heath care, job creation, taxes and workforce development. 

March 19, 2014 12:58 pm
Environmentalists fighting invasive species

Environmentalists fighting invasive species

While not everyone agrees on which method is best, elected officials and federal agencies are working now more than ever to find solutions to the Asian carp invasion.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

NWI Forum supports $4 million for train expansion

The Northwest Indiana Forum supports legislation to provide millions to fund expanding the South Shore Line commuter rail.

March 03, 2014 6:30 pm
New leader tapped for NWI Forum

New leader tapped for NWI Forum

A new leader will take the reins at the Northwest Indiana Forum, a privately funded economic development agency.

March 03, 2014 11:15 am

NWI Forum honored for regionalism

A Northwest Indiana economic development agency won a national accolade for its efforts to draw more businesses to the region.

December 21, 2013 6:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Northwest Indiana Forum provides a united voice

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Northwest Indiana Forum provides a united voice

There’s been a lot of discussion about regionalism lately. As the current chair of the Northwest Indiana Forum Board of Directors, I am pleased that our efforts reflect regionalism at its best.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana Chamber has no position on same-sex marriage amendment

PORTAGE │ Taxes, education, energy, environmental, government reform and labor policy were topics addressed by representatives of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce during a legislative preview for local business people and elected officials.

November 15, 2013 3:56 pm

NWI Forum hosts state chamber president talk

PORTAGE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce Kevin Brinegar will make a presentation on key topics from taxes and environmental policy to local government reform and economic development at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Northwest Indiana Forum offices.

November 11, 2013 2:13 pm

EDITORIAL: Keep bringing businesses to NWI

Economic developments in Northwest Indiana are paying off. The economy is, well, developing.

November 08, 2013 12:00 am
Industry expert: economy turning a corner

Industry expert: economy turning a corner

HOBART │ Manufacturing returning to the U.S., a housing and construction comeback and “getting junior out of the house” are some of the reasons the country is on an economic journey to normal, according to an industry expert.

October 30, 2013 4:00 pm Photos


M'ville presentation to focus on financial markets outlook

MERRILLVILLE | Fifth Third Bank and the Northwest Indiana Forum have scheduled a Wednesday presentation about the current financial market and the journey to growth for the U.S. economy.

October 26, 2013 12:00 pm

State agriculture official will give talk in Valpo

A state agricultural official will highlight opportunities and programs at an Oct. 15 lunch hosted by the Northwest Indiana Forum.

October 11, 2013 10:00 am
Today's workers need more training, education

Today's workers need more training, education

Years ago, Northwest Indiana residents could get out of high school and find work at a mill or on the factory floor.

August 31, 2013 8:00 pm Photos


RICH JAMES: Ethics is learned skill, not common sense

RICH JAMES: Ethics is learned skill, not common sense

What is the biggest deterrent to economic development in Northwest Indiana?

August 21, 2013 12:00 am

NWI Forum partners with Conexus Indiana to launch logistics council

PORTAGE | The Northwest Indiana Forum, a private group composed of 130 local businesses in seven counties, and Conexus Indiana, Indiana’s statewide advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative, today announced the formation of the Northwest Regional Logistics Council.

August 14, 2013 12:42 pm

Center Township to choose from six for Valpo School Board

VALPARAISO | Two former assistant principals at Valparaiso High School are among the six-pack of candidates seeking to be appointed to the school board position now held by Mark Maassel.

June 04, 2013 11:45 am

Three locations want to host NIRPC/NWI Forum

A Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee has narrowed offers for a NIRPC headquarters location to just three, including its current building at 6100 Southport Road in Portage.

May 09, 2013 6:00 pm
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