Grants available for UEZ homes, businesses

Qualified homes and businesses within the Michigan City Urban Enterprise Zone can receive a fresh look with the help of the 2022 grant program. Community members can now apply for project funding through the Michigan City Urban Enterprise Association. Homeowners and business owners can receive financial assistance to revitalize their interiors [...]

What’s New in 2022

The latest Visitors Guide put together by Visit Michigan City LaPorte brings together all things LaPorte County! You can view the guide online or request a print version to share with your family, friends, neighbors or clients. Planned events are featured in the guide as well as area resources. To [...]

Hulse earns advance economic development certification

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – EDCMC Executive Director Clarence Hulse recently joined other industry leaders to learn about the latest in economic development strategies. He completed the Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Master Economic Development Practitioner certificate. “It is vital to stay on top of [...]

Burn ‘Em Brewing Bringing Eclectic Energy to Downtown

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The Burn ‘Em Brewing crew is setting its sights on downtown with a planned expansion at 1215 E. 2nd St. “It is important to us to keep our business here in Michigan City. We have been on the outskirts of town for almost seven years now, [...]

Multi-family Mixed-use Development Moving Forward

EDCMC announces new housing to attract more residents to MC MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The Double Track project is spurring new development plans for downtown Michigan City as the first multi-family mixed-use project has been given the green light. Working in tandem with the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City, the [...]

Feasibility study helps guide food access answers

The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City is seeking input on how East and West side community members shop for and obtain food as part of a feasibility study. The EDCMC has partnered with Purdue Extension to cultivate ideas for tackling the food desert designation of these areas in Michigan City. [...]

EDCMC’s Hulse receives economic development honor

Economic Development Corporation Michigan City Executive Director Clarence L. Hulse has received the honor of Fellow Member status by the International Economic Development Council. The status is given to IEDC members who have displayed unusual stature in the field of economic development or related disciplines. This level of stature emerges [...]

Field Trip to Fabtech; Earn and Learn

We continue to work with our community partners on youth workforce development! Our team helped the AK Smith Career Center students from Welding, Manufacturing and the Michigan City High School Compressed Air Academy students attend Fabtech in Chicago! The expo is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing [...]

Developers sought for MC Hub

Michigan City is seeking developers to create a mixed-use, multi-modal Hub in downtown as part of the new 11th Street Central station. RFPs are now being accepted. Potential developers can attend an info session from 9:30 am to noon CDT Oct. 7. "We are proud to partner with the city [...]

On the Radio

Recently, our own Clarence joined Ric of 95.1 FM/AM 1420 WIMS and Katie Eaton of the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce!   Clarence joins the show around the 28-minute mark to talk about Michigan City happenings as well as what the EDCMC does for region businesses and the community!   Check [...]

Funding options available for pandemic-affected businesses

Region businesses affected by Covid have opportunities to apply for financial assistance. One program, Recover NWI, is being managed by the Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission and the Northwest Indiana Economic Development District. The revolving loan fund is for eligible businessess in need of working capital, marketing or staffing assistance, or [...]

Collaborative effort to market, brand city

By the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce The Michigan City Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) received approval from the Michigan City Board of Works and Public Safety on a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Michigan City (City). The MOU creates an agreement that the Chamber will take on [...]

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