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A Great Location: Lake County, Indiana

When you are looking for a place to locate your business or start a business, you want the essential assets like good roads, water, power, and help from local officials. These are forces that are part of a good business climate. Quality Schools, excellent healthcare facilities, convenient shopping and homes in neighborhoods that reflect a pleasant and rewarding way of living are all available in Lake County.

  • We are minutes from Chicago and included in their Designated Market Area (DMA).
  • Access to transportation is an enormous strength.
  • Lake County is located in Northwest Indiana with 496,314 people living here, we are Indiana’s second most populous county.
  • Our median family income is $50,131.
  • Reduced cost of living offers many opportunities.

Business-Friendly Indiana

Conditions are set for your success:

  • Indiana is within a one-day drive of 80% of the U.S. population
  • Best Business Climate in the Midwest and 5th Nationally (From Chief Executive May 2013)
  • Ranks 6th Nationally for Best Business Climate (From Area Development Oct. 2012)
  • Right-to-Work State
  • 1 of 9 States with AAA Bond Rating from all three major credit rating agencies
  • 1st in the Midwest for low taxes and 11th Nationally (From Tax Foundation Oct. 2012)
  • Ranks 2nd Nationally in the annual “Top 10 Competitive States of 2012″ (From Site Selection magazine May 2013)
  • Indiana is cutting individual income tax rates from 3.4% to 3.23% by 2017
  • Indiana is cutting corporate income tax rates from 7.5% to 6.5% by 2015
  • Capped property taxes