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Porter County's assets promote economic development

Porter County's assets promote economic development

The future of Porter County, from an economic development perspective, continues to be strong and robust. My vision for the future of Porter County is based on several factors that have carried our economy through the last three years with a great deal of stability while the rest of the coun…

March 03, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos


ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: New job prospects look bright for Northwest Indiana

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: New job prospects look bright for Northwest Indiana

Recently it was my privilege to attend an economic development conference sponsored by one of the premier national site selection organizations in America. The speakers were national site selection consultants who are retained by Fortune 500 firms as well at multinational corporations who se…

May 21, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Valparaiso did much to deserve state honor

This month, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Valparaiso was honored before 1,200 Indiana business and civic leaders from around the state as Indiana's "Community of the Year." This milestone brings Valparaiso and Northwest Indiana a tremendous honor.

November 29, 2009 12:00 am

Porter County is a strong economic engine

Our economy is on everyone's mind, so I compared four counties in Indiana that have similar population counts as Porter County, whose U.S. Census Bureau 2007 estimated population is 160,578. These four counties -- Tippecanoe, estimated population of 163,364; Vigo, estimated population of 104…

March 29, 2009 12:00 am

Trip to China an eye-opening experience

Recently I had the privilege to spend nine days in China as part of a business and cultural trip sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Valparaiso University.

December 28, 2008 12:00 am

Porter County should be proud of CHS forensics effort

Earlier this month it was my pleasure to serve as co-chair of the district Rotary Speech Contest with Midge Rivers, another Valparaiso Rotarian.

April 20, 2008 12:00 am

Harre has been an exceptional leader for Valpo

Valparaiso is extremely blessed to have many dynamic individuals who have led companies that have grown into thriving successes. A number of these companies have been in operation for many years. One such organization, Valparaiso University, started in the late 1850s and today is one of the …

November 18, 2007 12:00 am

Governments cooperating in Porter County

Earlier this month, Porter County government and the City of Valparaiso signed a document to have the Porter County dispatch center handle Valparaiso's emergency calls and dispatch police and firefighters. This cooperative agreement between the two governmental bodies to consolidate the publ…

July 22, 2007 12:00 am

Study is necessary to examine options on Illiana Expressway

One of the missions of the Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce is to be an advocate on public policy issues that might have an impact on this community and the region.

March 25, 2007 12:00 am
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