Thank you to the more than 60 investors that have contributed to this Northwest Indiana Forum regional economic development strategy.

If you haven’t already invested, we urge you to help us exceed our upcoming campaign goal through your financial support which is critically needed to sustain our impact, compete with our peer regions and invest in the future growth of our regional economy.

For more information about contributing, contact Raeann Trakas at (219) 763-6303 or



Berkshire Hathaway Executive Group

BP Americas

Carmeuse Lime & Stone

Center of Workforce Innovations

Centier Bank

Chicago South Shore & South Bend RR

City of Gary

City of Hammond Planning & Development

City of Hobart Redevelopment Commission

City of Valparaiso

City of Whiting

Commercial Advantage

Construction Advancement Foundation

Crown Point Community Foundation

Discovery Alliance

Economic Development Michigan City

Edgewater Health


Fifth Third Bank

First Financial Bank

First Midwest Bank

Franciscan Alliance

Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors

Hasse Construction

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans 

Holladay Properties

Horseshoe Casino

Indiana American Water

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

Indiana University Northwest

Ivy Tech Community College

Jasper County EDC

Knight Foundation

Krieg DeVault

Lake County Economic Alliance

LaPorte County EDC

Larson Danielson Construction

Legacy Foundation

Luke Oil


Michigan City Redevelopment Commission

Mike Golando 


Newton County EDC


NWI Construction & Building Trades Council

Northwest Indiana Workforce Board

Paine Wetzel

Port of Indiana Burns Harbor

Portage EDC

Porter County Community Foundation

Pulaski County EDC

Purdue University Northwest

Regional Development Company (RDC)


South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority

Starke County EDC

Task Force Tips

Tonn & Blank Constuction

Town of Schererville

Unity Foundation

Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce

Valparaiso Economic Development

Weiss Entities

Wintrust Commercial Bank