Great Economic Development Selling Points

TAKE THE TRAIN The South Shore Line expands its reach to Munster.

Northwest Indiana offers a host of attractive attributes.

by Michael Puente

On paper, Northwest Indiana has a lot going for it that other parts of Indiana simply don’t have.

That includes easy access to major highways, a well-trained workforce, an extensive rail system, regional airport and close proximity to the nation’s third-largest city: Chicago.

“We’ve got great assets. We’ve got access to the fifth-largest economy …

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Paco’s Custom Clothiers

CUSTOMERS ALL OVER Paco Fernandez
aims to create the best handmade
garments in the country.

Quality lands thousands of customers across the country.

by Michael Puente

On August 17, 1999, Paco Fernandez resigned from his job at the Chicago clothing company where he had worked for 28 years.

At the time, the native of Tampico, Mexico was living in East Chicago.

He set out to start his own clothing company to take advantage of the knowledge and experience he had …

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Optimistic Climate

MEDICAL SPACE IN MISHAWAKA Demand for various types of commercial space is on the rise across St. Joseph and Elkhart counties.

Demand is high and the region’s attributes are attractive.

by Jacqueline Von Ogden

The state of the development in Northwest and Northern Indiana has, of course, had its peaks and valleys within the last decade. Remember 2009? Most want to forget it. We took the time to speak with leading commercial realtors who not only identified the latest developments but also told of the possibilities …

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