The EDCMC team has celebrated the launch of new spots and high-speed internet with the cut of a ribbon and celebratory events.

Surf InternetSM marked next phase of fiber-optic offerings 

Surf is investing more than $5.6 million to expand its fiber network to 4,500 addresses in Michigan City, launching initially with speeds of up to 2 gigabits-per-second. This infrastructure will provide a foundation capable of scaling to 10 Gbps. The first phase of the project is expected to go live by August 2024, with all construction slated for completion by August 2025.

“From the start of my administration, I charged our IT department with the mission to connect our families and city,” said Mayor Angie Nelson Deuitch during the groundbreaking. “Our IT Director, Andrew Matanic, and his talented team have worked diligently to make this vision a reality. When Andy told me about the partnership opportunities with Surf Internet, I knew we could achieve our goal of becoming a multi-gig city. This initiative is not just about technology; it’s an economic development tool that will benefit our existing and future families.”

“Becoming a multi-gig city is a significant milestone for us. Fiber connectivity is the second most requested feature by people moving to a new city, and having this infrastructure will undoubtedly attract more residents and workers to Michigan City,” added our Clarence Hulse.

“My Chicken City” 

The ribbon is cut on Raising Cane’s Michigan City spot, 5000 Franklin St. As the team names all of its stores, My Chicken City fits us here!
Mayor Angie Nelson Deuitch celebrated the latest new business and “is excited to have them in the community.”
Habitat for Humanity received a $1,000 donation as part of the company’s community-focused spirit and 20 people will enjoy free chicken for a year.
Health and Wellness
Sacred Dunes Health has officially opened at 130 Commerce Square. The health and wellness spot offers acupuncture, cupping, massage, herbal medicine, microneedling, yoga and more.
A new way to get Around

JOYRide MC is rolling in the city as a micro-transit service that features electrical tricycles.