Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority
Recently I came across the Biz News Sunday edition of The Times dated March 9, 2008. There I was pictured standing in front of the railroad embankment at the approach end of runway 12 at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. The headline read “Tenant Fighting Mad."
PORTAGE | The city is moving forward with plans to develop a portion of the property it owns just south of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is right to push for the South Shore extension. This train could, and should, be an even bigger economic engine than it already is.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky believes the new Lake County local income tax could finally be the fuel needed to expand the South Shore commuter service.
What could be more important than economic development for Northwest Indiana? Sustainable economic development, that’s what! And there is a big difference between the two.
Competition among colleges and universities for the best students is constant, spirited and multifaceted. These days, it isn’t enough to “just” have top-flight faculty and facilities. Students are looking for numerous other perks, and a key one today is mass transit.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has begun creation of of a blue ribbon panel to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports. That's our bread and butter in Northwest Indiana, so the panel needs representation from this slice of the state.
Community leaders dispelled a long-held perception that consensus on major public policy issues is not attainable in Northwest Indiana, organizers of the recent event said.
When U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky spoke forcefully Wednesday of "recapitalization and expansion of the South Shore," the word "recapitalization" stood out for me.
VALPARAISO | The outcome was never really in doubt but a vote on issuing $207.5 million in bonds for two companies was delayed Monday, requiring the City Council to hold a special meeting Tuesday.
VALPARAISO | Plans by Pratt Industries to build a $260 million, 250,000-square-foot paper recycling plant next to its cardboard box plant were announced Tuesday by company officials and Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas.
East Chicago is vigorously pursuing its proposal for a new $400 million shipping port on Lake Michigan, just as Gary hopes to get a hearing its own proposal for Buffington Harbor.
Porter County economic development advisers — the "jobs Cabinet" — released their report last December, but there has been no action on it.
CROWN POINT | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority board of directors on Tuesday approved a grant for Hammond and accepted a grant application from East Chicago.
GARY | Worse-than-expected ground contamination must be cleaned up before the Gary/Chicago International Airport can complete its $166 million runway expansion, which will be delayed until late next year.
Gary/Chicago International Airport has two runways. The longest, at 7,000 feet, runs northwest/southeast and is referred by its compass bearing 12/30, meaning 120 and 300 degrees, respectively, from due north. Within a year, the runway will have been lengthened to 8,900 feet.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority Board on Tuesday approved working with the state to land a new employer for the region that could create more than 250 new jobs.
VALPARAISO | A proposed sidewalk to provide public access to view the Thorgren Basin detention pond on Roosevelt Road brought questions from the city's Utilities Board as to who should pay for sidewalks.
EAST CHICAGO │ Added jobs and services for residents, increased property values and improved ground routes were some of the goals addressed by officials during the city’s second waterfront revitalization initiative public meeting on Tuesday.
Senate Bill 585 brings some necessary reforms to Lake County -- changing the makeup of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority; requiring studies of the need for a trauma center, an academic medical center and a new port in Gary; and more. Left undone is the income tax necessary to …
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