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Vibrant Michigan City Playbook Unveiled

Vibrant Michigan City aims to ignite a more economically inclusive community through actionable steps that are rooted in research, data, public feedback, an advisory team of city leaders and expert guidance. 

The Community-Centered Economic Inclusion initiative is being led by the Economic Development Corporation of Michigan City (EDCMC), in collaboration with two national nonprofit organizations, Brookings & LISC. 

Learn more and check out the newly released Playbook at vibrantmc.com.

La Porte County "Smart Start" Early Learning Initiative

High-quality early education from birth to 5 can have a meaningful impact on a child’s success in school and beyond; however, systemic barriers prevent children and families from maximizing this opportunity, limiting their future choices. Continue Reading

NWI BizHub

The Gateway for Entrepreneurs

Launched in November 2020, NWI BizHub connects Northwest Indiana entrepreneurs and small business owners to the right resources at the right time, no matter where they are in their journey of starting, accelerating or expanding their business.

NWI BizHub’s mission is to help small businesses in northwest Indiana thrive by providing entrepreneurs and small business owners with free, easy access to the vital assistance, resources, and information they need—when they need it.

Legacy FoundationCrown Point Community Foundation and Unity Foundation of La Porte County, the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Center of Workforce Innovations united in an effort to improve the entrepreneurial infrastructure in Northwest Indiana through NWI BizHub. This effort is rooted in the September 2018 strategic plan Ignite the Region: A Regional Strategy for Economic Transformation. That report identified an “underdeveloped entrepreneurial culture and ecosystem” as a weakness of the region. The report specifically calls for building “a regional entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem asset map to help entrepreneurs, startup companies, and investors to navigate the state’s existing resources and networks.”

We invite small business owners and entrepreneurs to visit NWI BizHub today to learn about the available resources!

Building the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is one of 67 Action Items identified during the Vibrant Communities engagement process. Through NWI BizHub it was one of the first to be implemented. Learn more about the action items here.

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Congratulations to the graduates of the 39th class of Leadership La Porte County. Learn more about the program.

This summer Michigan City Area Schools middle school students completed a course that taught students the ins and outs of sailing. Read more about the course.

In 2019 Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) launched Partners in Prevention, a three-year grant initiative to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol use. In 2023 the full evaluation report, key findings, outcomes, and recommendations for sustainability was released. Continue Reading

The Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City is the local segment of the regional Marquette Greenway Trail that will connect Chicago area trails to trails in southwest Michigan. Learn more.

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