Restart Program is Back

Hoosier businesses affected by the pandemic can apply for help with expenses. The Restart Grant program will reimburse eligible businesses qualified expenses, such as insurance, payroll, rent or mortgage payments, utilities and safety investments. The application deadline is Dec. 31. For details and to apply, click here.

Focus on Future

We asked community leaders what they are most looking forward to this year. We share their thoughts here!

EDCMC moves into new year with new member, chair

The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City team is welcoming new leadership and a new member to its Board of Directors. Linda Simmons, director of marketing for Visit Michigan City-LaPorte, has taken on the helm as board chair and Seth Spencer, founder and CEO of SERA Solutions, has joined the board [...]

EDCMC leader joins regional development board  

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City is connecting to additional resources and further assets with the election of Clarence L Hulse to the Mid-America EDC board. EDCMC’s executive director will serve on the Mid-America Economic Development Council, which brings together top-tier leaders in the industry from [...]

Hemp production plant bolstering operations with expansion

Viobin is further cultivating its hemp production plant in Michigan City with a $6.1 million investment in its current operations at 1700 E. U.S. Hwy. 12. The project includes an expansion for hemp drying, feed production and processing along with the addition of equipment including: a hemp dryer, screen, pelletizer [...]

Food contract manufacturer’s expansion sparks new jobs

Hearthside Food Solutions is infusing $13.6 million into its Michigan City facility, 502 U.S. 20, and adding 50 new jobs. The project will expand its ability to produce crackers with the installation of a processing, oven and packaging line. The expansion will include the addition of processing and packaging equipment. [...]

EDCMC welcomes new business development manager

Jalen Boney has joined the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City team as Business Development Manager. Boney will focus on business recruitment, supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs as well as putting into place housing strategies for Michigan City. “I am very excited to have someone of Jalen’s caliber and talent join [...]

La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) and Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) officially launch 2020-2022 Economic Development Community Investment Campaign

The La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) and the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) have officially launched the 2020-2022 Economic Development Community Investment Campaign. The three year goal of $600,000 was set.  A Kick-Off event was originally scheduled for March 19th, however, due to the COVID 19 virus, the [...]

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