The Northwest Indiana Forum will present a breakdown of its "Ignite the Region: Northwest Indiana’s Strategy for Economic Transformation" economic development plan at its annual meeting later this month.
The Portage-based economic development agency, which serves a seven-county Region in Northwest Indiana, will also elect its board of directors at the Jan. 24 meeting at The Venue in Horseshoe Casino, 777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond. The meeting will take place between 5:30 and 8 p.m., with the presentation starting at 6:15 p.m.
"The annual meeting is an opportune time to learn more about the Forum’s activities, efforts, and accomplishments in economic development, public policy, and environmental affairs as well as membership," the NWI Forum said in a news release.
The nonprofit economic development agency, which is funded by more than 130 companies from across the Region, spent $200,000 to hire Austin- and Seattle-based TIP Strategies earlier this year to "craft a playbook for economic development of our seven-county region" with the hope it would get cities, towns, and others on the same page for how to most effectively pursue jobs, investment and new businesses.