Economic Development

Many Rust Belt communities, large and small, are seeking ways to evolve their economies from reliance on low-skill factory jobs and company town employers (many now long gone) to more diverse and dynamic entrepreneurial economies. In what ways is LaPorte, Indiana leadership trying to evolve and grow through these larger changes happening around the country? Joining this discussion is City of LaPorte Engineer Nick Minich, Director of Community Planning and Development for the City of LaPorte Beth Shrader, and Executive Director of the Greater LaPorte Economic Development Corporation Bert Cook.