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Grant program seeks to bolster Michigan City businesses

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The city of Michigan City and Economic Development Corporation Michigan City teams are launching a Small Business Assistance Grant Program. The grant program is supported by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 that seeks to propel forward those negatively impacted by the continuing effects of [...]

Fellowship to drive Gary, Michigan City economic momentum 

GARY / MICHIGAN CITY, IND. – The cities of Gary and Michigan City have been selected to participate in the Economic Recovery Corps (ERC) Fellowship, a new program launched by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) in 2023. The inaugural program will connect 65 host sites nationwide with [...]

Power breakfast explores real estate, train station news

The allure of Michigan City, real estate and construction news and the latest on the 11th Street station renovations will be the core of the 2024 Power Breakfast. The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City panel discussion and breakfast will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday March 27 at Uptown [...]

Burn ‘Em Brewing Project Update

Our team got an inside look at the latest updates at Burn 'Em Brewing's new space. The team is striving for a February grand opening with the restaurant opening in April. The new facility and equipment will increase production 20% with distribution just starting into Michigan. The plan is to [...]

Ribbon-cutting welcomes Bay Logistics

The recent ribbon-cutting event spotlighted the company’s expanded operations with the acquisition of a 190,000 square-foot facility on 15 paved acres at 923 West US 20. Bay Logistics is operating in Michigan City in partnership with affiliated firm Martin Transportation Systems. “We’re excited to be a part of the transformative [...]

Milestone for our Executive Director

Our team and board members recently surprised our Executive Director, Clarence L. Hulse, with an engraved piece to mark his 10 years with the EDCMC. Our Board Chair Bill Hackney, publisher of the LaPorte County Herald-Dispatch, presented Clarence with the anniversary plaque at the EDCMC offices. Thank you, Clarence, for [...]

Logistics company expands with transportation, warehouse facility

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Bay Logistics, in partnership with affiliated firm Martin Transportation Systems (MTS), has expanded operations with the acquisition of a 190,000 square-foot facility on 15 paved acres at 923 West US 20. The third-generation family-owned transportation, logistics and warehousing provider recently purchased the land and building to [...]

SoLa breaks ground on new multi-use vibrant space for city

The recent groundbreaking ceremony for the SoLa - South of the Lake - mixed-use development united community leaders and change makers at the former You Are Beautiful art installation site. At the corner of Michigan Boulevard and Franklin Street,  the $280M SoLa Development will feature two boutique hotels, a wide [...]

New EDCMC role provides path to professional, personal growth

Liliana Franco is blazing a new personal path as she takes on a greater professional role as Operations Director at the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City. “As I move up from an administrative position, I hope to not only develop as an individual, but also as a professional in MC. [...]

MC among cities launching bold vision, vibrant strategy

Three Indiana cities today unveiled ambitious economic development plans, outlining long-term strategies to better fuel economic growth, innovation and quality of life for current and future residents. These new growth agendas for Michigan City, Seymour and Warsaw were developed in partnership with local residents and funded by the Indiana Economic [...]

Key players plot Vibrant Michigan City action steps

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The Vibrant Michigan City economic inclusive initiative is taking root as the playbook’s key players map out their next steps. The playbook, which is the result of a collaborative effort between the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, the Brookings Institute and Local Initiative Support Services, was [...]

Vibrant MC playbook growing from local roots

MICHIGAN CITY – Residents and stakeholders have mapped out the future to make sure neighborhoods surrounding downtown aren’t left out during the economic boom that has begun. Economic Development Corporation Michigan City officials and other local leaders worked with the Brookings Institution and LISC (Local Initiative Support Corp.) to develop [...]

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