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: 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 [...]

EDCMC, partners examine food desert strategies  

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City is partnering with Purdue Extension to cultivate ideas for tackling the food desert designation of areas in Michigan City. The Purdue Extension team is leading a study to collaboratively collect and analyze data and community input that will lead to [...]

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. [...]

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