Retention and Expansion through the La Porte County Economic Development Alliance

  • Over 40 companies visited
  • Strategic Cluster Curriculum Development
  • Collaboration with the Michigan City Area Schools & AK Smith Center
    • Advanced manufacturing
    • Precision machine tooling

Made In La Porte County, U.S.A.

  • Approximately 400 students attended
  • Over 30 manufacturers attended

Job Creation and Investment

Year/CommunityNew JobsInvestmentNew Space(square feet)
2011/Michigan City230$23,500,000153,000


Hearthside Food Solutions, Inc. expanded its Michigan City baking facility, investing approximately $5 million, building 23,000 square feet and creating 62 jobs.

Vanair Manufacturing, Inc. built a $1 million, 30,000 square foot building expansion and purchased $300,000 of equipment, creating 20 new jobs.

Sullivan Palatek, Inc. received tax abatement for a $4.5 million expansion, creating up to 35 jobs.

Sullair invested $12.7 million in new technology and energy efficiency, creating 113 jobs and solidifying global headquarters location.