Lifestyle

Beauty, history, fun and excitement are yours to discover in Northwest Indiana brimming with the gracious hospitality of the country’s Midwest. The area is a mix of big city fun and small-town friendliness. If it’s excitement you like, head to one of our casino boats for the thrill of gaming. Try one of our many excellent restaurants or take in a show and enjoy top name entertainment. If you prefer a slower pace, visit historic towns and shop for antiques. You’ll experience how people lived in years past, while appreciating the many amenities of today. Experience one of the many outdoor adventures: fishing, bird watching, hiking, swimming, boating and hunting, to name a few. Enjoy the miles and miles of beaches, trails and sand dunes on our northern shores. And if that’s not enough, take the South Shore Passenger Rail Line or a quick drive to the beautiful City of Chicago. Throughout Northwest Indiana there are many resources to help you find your perfect Northwest Indiana lifestyle.

For more information contact:
South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority www.southshorecva.org
Porter County Convention, Recreation and Visitors Commission
LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau www.visitlaportecounty.com
Starke County Convention and Visitors Bureau www.explorestarkecounty.com
Valpo Life www.valpolife.com

Education

Educational opportunities are endless. From elementary and secondary schools to post-graduate programs, Northwest Indiana  is committed to providing the necessary educational resources to prepare young minds for the future.

In addition to our public K-12 institutions, there are also many private and charter schools throughout the region. Academics provide broad information about a field such as health care, finance, engineering, media, or natural resources. They weave the themes into academic curricula that qualify students for admission to four-year colleges or universities.

Northwest Indiana colleges and universities are among the best. From Big Ten universities to smaller local colleges, eight higher education institutions are committed to providing the necessary skills for workforce-ready graduates. Our higher educational resources in the region cover a variety of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Many also have programs to address specialized training or offer customized skills training to meet individual company workforce needs.

View our Northwest Indiana College & University Graduate Profile Overview

Higher Education

 From Big Ten universities to smaller local colleges, seven higher education institutions are committed to providing the necessary skills for workforce-ready graduates. Many also have programs to address specialized training or offer customized skills training to meet individual company workforce needs. The Northwest Indiana Forum maintains close relationships with all of these educational institutions and the regional workforce groups to ensure that our graduates are prepared to competitively position companies for profitable growth and sustainable success. Northwest Indiana is also in close proximity to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend and the main campus of Purdue University in West Lafayette. Both of these nationally recognized universities offer the opportunity to draw talent and provide support.

HEALTH CARE

Northwest Indiana boasts numerous award winning hospitals and medical facilities Quality healthcare can be found throughout the region.