The Northwest Indiana Forum will give an update this month on its "Ignite the Region" economic development plan to grow the local economy.
The Portage-based private economic development agency, which is backed by some of Northwest Indiana's biggest companies, will provide a presentation to the public on the plan at a luncheon between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Aug. 22 at Avalon Manor at 3550 E. Lincoln Highway in Hobart.
"Over the past year, the Northwest Indiana Forum and its partners have been collaborating, implementing and transforming the 'Ignite the Region — Northwest Indiana's Strategy for Economic Transformation' into life," the NWI Forum said in a news release.
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Implementation teams have been working to bring the plan's five pillars to fruition, according to the Forum. The pillars are business development and marketing, entrepreneurship and innovation, talent, placemaking and infrastructure.