Information Technology

In IT only the strong survive by shaving operational costs
and capitalizing on advantages. In this competitive
environment, Northwest Indiana offers many:
tech-based infrastructure, connected developments,
workforce and education and quality of life.

Choice, redundancy, bandwidth, all crucial to the
reliable communication and transfer of data. Surrounded
by some of the country’s major markets, regional
networks allow businesses to access the world. Data
centers, fiber hotels, health information systems and
cloud computing operations will find ideal locations in
Northwest Indiana.

The completed South Shore Fiber Link runs along the South Shore Passenger Line, a backbone connecting to the Chicago grid and St. Joe Valley Metronet (South Bend, IN system) and the developing corridor along the Indiana Toll Road are only two of the recent opportunities available in the region.

Northwest Indiana is home to two certified technology parks where ideas are generated and business is incubated: Hammond INnnovation Center and the Purdue Technology Center (Crown Point, Ameriplex at the CrossRoads). Other tech-based operations include Entech Incubator and Livemercial (Valparaiso).

When it comes to workforce, Northwest Indiana is home to 6 universities and colleges all with tech-related majors and certifications. And companies can tap into the Chicago labor pool with the Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Chicago, Northwestern and University of Illinois (Chicago Campus) among others that are just around the corner, minutes away from Northwest Indiana.

Northwest Indiana offers one utility company with its own package of incentives, stable property taxes, empowerment zones, lower sales taxes, and community based incentives.

Work hard, play hard. Northwest Indiana has the best of both worlds: Hometown America and Big City Chicago. Northwest Indiana has affordable, high quality living, activities and the beautiful shoreline and parks of Lake Michigan. Just minutes away is Chicago with its art and cultural institutions, entertainment and sports, nightlife and events.

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