Campaign invests in collaboration, communities

The Michigan City and La Porte economic development organizations and city leadership continue to create collaborative connections as the teams kicked off their Economic Development Community Investment Campaign for 2023-2025 at Shady Creek Winery. The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City and the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership have worked together [...]

Past, Present, Progressing

2022 was a special year for our organization as we marked 25 years while celebrating major developments throughout our city. Our annual report is now available as a look back and well as ahead to what is next. "Economic development is so much more than site selection, data and tax [...]

Collaboration kicks off Michigan City Economic Inclusion initiative

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The Community-Centered Economic Inclusion initiative launched locally on Feb. 16 with a kick-off meeting of the coalition advisory team and representatives from the Brookings Institution’s Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking and the Local Initiatives Support Corp. “We know communities thrive when residents and stakeholders work together [...]

Burn ‘Em Brewing breaks ground on new location

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The Burn ‘Em Brewing team and community leaders celebrated the brewery’s new spot at 1215 E. 2nd St. with the turn of a shovel at a recent ground-breaking event. “This has been a long time coming, and we are happy to be here. Hopefully, we will [...]

EDCMC welcomes new board members, leadership

The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City team is marking the new year with changes to its Board of Directors. Bill Hackney, Publisher of the Herald-Dispatch, has taken on the helm as board chair, and Denise Conlon, Public Affairs Manager at NIPSCO, and Jessica Bailey, Vice President Human Resources at Sullair [...]

Mark your calendars for 2023 special events

The Michigan City Special Events team and Mayor Duane Parry recently outlined the year's schedule of festivals, racing and fun set for 2023. "Last year we had an incredible event line-up," Mayor Parry said. "The Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival was a huge success, and our parades are getting bigger [...]

New HealthLinc clinic to expand services, add partnership

Community and political leaders turned a shovel to mark the new HealthLinc facility that will be built at 200 Alfred Avenue as well as a collaboration with Ivy Tech Community College. “We look to improve the health of our most vulnerable residents,” said Beth Wrobel, HealthLinc CEO. “We are investing [...]

Learning Lab to Create Economic Inclusion Plan for Michigan City

Michigan City will be part of a Community-Centered Economic Inclusion initiative to put together a strategy for sparking opportunities across workforce, small business, real estate and placemaking arenas. The initiative brings together the Brookings Institution’s Bass Center for Transformative Placemaking and the Local Initiatives Support Corp. for a year-long Learning [...]

Compressed Air Academy partners syncing synergy for success

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Collaborators on the Michigan City High School’s Compressed Air Academy connected at a recent open house event to tour the space, see how students are embracing the program and seek out ways to keep the synergy moving forward. The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City team, representatives from [...]

IUN Examining Expansion in Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Indiana University Northwest is exploring options to expand course offerings in Michigan City. Chancellor Ken Iwama’s remarks came during a reception for IU President Pamela Whitten Tuesday at the Northwest Indiana Education Foundation. The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City helped organize the reception. “We’re committed to [...]

GAF cuts ribbon on new space

Roofing shingle manufacturer GAF's leadership joined community leaders to officially "cut" the ribbon on their new space in the Millennium Business Park at US 35 and US 20. The building had opened at the end of 2020, but celebrations were delayed due to the pandemic. The 200,000-square-foot office and warehouse [...]

Moving beyond a Mall

The Redevelopment Commission recently heard a presentation by Town Planning on repositioning Marquette Mall from a dying retail entity to a mixed-used entertainment and multifamily town center district as the shopping and retail landscape has forever changed. Our team will be working closely with the Redevelopment Commission and property owners [...]

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