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 [...]

New lab at Ivy Tech

The newest Ivy Tech Community College lab, the Michigan City Manufacturing Lab, was recently celebrated with its ribbon-cutting ceremony The lab, at 3714 Franklin St., is a $250,000 investment in the community. At the ceremony were Dr. Sue Ellesperman, president of Ivy Tech, and Chancellor Aco Sikoski as well as [...]

HealthLinc, EDCMC partner to promote vaccine clinics

HealthLinc and the Economic Development Corporation Michigan City are working together to promote COVID-19 vaccinations to area manufacturing facilities, businesses and organizations. HealthLinc is working in partnership with employers to host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at their businesses on days and times that work best for their employees. “We know [...]

Economic Development Week!!

𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗸! We are celebrating Economic Development Week by spotlighting our services that go beyond development. We are also about 𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Learn the benefits of the Urban Enterprise Zone at 8 am Wednesday via a Zoom webinar. To join: http://ow.ly/n6BH50EIWG4 Meeting ID: 897 7135 0065 Passcode: 719230

EDCMC joins effort to evaluate region wages, benefits

The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City is leading LaPorte County efforts to gather salary and benefits data along with LEAP, La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership, and the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development. The LaPorte County group is collaborating with the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership and [...]

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