Economic Development

Scott Siefker of Showmen Supplies, our recent Clem T. Otolski Business Person of the Year Award Winner

For more than 158 years, La Porte’s business community has provided for the people of this area, the country and the world.

From steel product, bread and bun, machine tools, farm implements, radiators, washing machine parts, milk, grain, hogs and fruit to shoes, dry cleaning grocery products and televisions, La Porte makes and sells it all.

Today the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce and the La Porte Economic Advancement Foundation boasts a full-service community development program, including industrial development services, local tax abatement, state infrastructure grants, training programs, SBA 504 financing and important contacts with utility, railroad, and state and regional development personnel who help facilitate deal-making in our area.

Please contact the Chamber office with development questions or concerns by calling 219.362.3178.

Feel free to browse the Chamber’s website and the important links located on this page. The NIPSCO economic development site is an important reference for La Porte community information and listings of available industrial buildings and industrial parks. The state of Indiana site provides a variety of information regarding state incentive and technical assistance programs to business owners and managers.

Learn more about:
IEDC – Indiana Economic Development Commission
GLEDC – Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation
NIRPC – Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission
Northwest Indiana Forum
RDA – Regional Development Authority
GNIAR – Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors
NIPSCO Economic Development
Center of Workforce Innovations
IN SBDC – Indiana Small Business Development Corporation
Northern Indiana Chamber Coalition