Northwest Indiana region is a market comprised of global, national and regional businesses that represent over $40 billion in commerce.

With a thriving population of over 750,000 and minutes away from the city of Chicago, Northwest Indiana offers low-cost, high quality living. The proximity of Chicago also offers its art and cultural institutions and dining to Northwest Indiana residents and guests.

A Business Climate For Growth.
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Whether you are seeking a new location, planning an expansion project, or starting a new business, we are here to help you grow. Lake County, IN is minutes from Chicago and is truly one of the most business friendly environments in the country. The State of Indiana has the best business climate in the midwest and 5th nationally.

The Lake County IN Economic Alliance (LCEA) works to strengthen the economic base and quality of life in its communities by supporting the growth of business and attracting new quality investment that results in greater employment opportunities in NWI.

Based on a cooperative relationship among Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and The Northwest Indiana Forum, our goal is to create jobs by advancing economic development.