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Apr 18, 2019, 1:02 PM

La Porte County Rural Broadband survey needs your assistance by April 30, 2019.

Broadband (high-speed Internet access) is becoming increasingly vital to La Porte County residents. Being online has become an important part of our everyday lives. From keeping in touch with friends and family via social media and email to online banking and on-demand television, being connected to broadband provides a faster, more convenient way to access a huge range of services.

However, online services only benefit those who can access them. In addition, slower connection speeds limit efficiency and productivity.

In response, the La Porte County Board of Commissioners, La Porte County Council and the La Porte County Rural Broadband Taskforce is seeking information through this short survey to determine/define the unserved broadband needs in La Porte County. Understanding demand for services may be useful information as we work to expand broadband access in La Porte County.

For more information, contact:
Tony Rodriguez
Director
La Porte County Office of Community & Economic Development
(219)877-8830
555 Michigan Ave, Suite 203
La Porte, IN 46350


>>TAKE THE SURVEY<<

This is a short survey, which should take no longer than five minutes to complete.

  • Please complete only one survey per household.
  • You must be aged 18 years or older to take part.
Jan 18, 2019, 11:26 AM

This Request for Proposals (the “RFP”) is issued by the LaPorte County Redevelopment Commission (the “RDC”) for the purpose of seeking a railroad operator to enter into an agreement with the RDC for the operation of the RDC’s rail lines for rail freight service.

Issued by:

LaPorte County Office of Economic Development
January 2019

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LaPorte County, Indiana Switching Operator RFP.pdf

Nov 28, 2018, 1:57 PM

B&B Manufacturing® was featured on November 12, 2018, with a spotlight on Manufacturing Marvels® airing on The Fox Business Network®. Manufacturing Marvels® is a 2 minute pod series that spotlights domestic manufacturers in North America and the capabilities, products, and processes that they offer. The segment shows the significant growth of B&B Manufacturing® and the various machining capabilities we possess. Watch to learn more about thier expanding business and team!


Nov 28, 2018, 1:54 PM

Dollar General will store and distribute food at an abandoned warehouse in Westville that's undergoing a $24 million renovation.

The retail chain is asking for a five-year tax abatement on the $8 million in new equipment its planning to use in the 680,000 square foot structure.

Matt Reardon, director at the Office of Economic Development for LaPorte County government, said Dollar General will occupy almost 300,000 square feet of the building and create at least 80 jobs.

A LaPorte County Council vote on the request for tax abatement is expected in January. Reardon said Dollar General plans to begin its move into the building in May and complete it in August....


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Nov 9, 2018, 1:16 PM

Before seeking a tax abatement, review the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance's Tax Abatement Tutorial.


Procedure for Seeking an Abatement:

  1. ERA is declared by County Council;
  2. Notice is published that ERA has been declared:
  3. Hearing is held by County Council on confirming the ERA;
  4. ERA and SB1 is confirmed by County Council; and
  5. SB1 is confirmed by County Commissioners (this step is necessary because property is in a TIF district.

Download the Tax Abatement Package for more information on policies and applications:
All forms listed below must be submitted at the same time in order to be considered for a tax abatement.

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