Unlock Your Business Potential In Lake County, Indiana

LCEA is Your Gateway to Growth, Support, and Success

About the Lake County IN
Economic Alliance

Empowering Growth and Innovation

The Lake County IN Economic Alliance (LCEA) is your essential partner for business growth in Lake County, Indiana. We offer free services to support your entire business development process, including project coordination, retention, and expansion. Our team is dedicated to promoting stability and growth, recruiting new industries, providing incentives, and assisting small businesses. With comprehensive property listings, knowledge of the area, and strong connections with regional organizations, we’re here to make your business journey as smooth and successful as possible.

LCEA Featured Properties

Prime Locations Ready for Your Next Business Venture

1200 W 145th St., East Chicago

249,600 SF ( Divisible on 14.60 Acres), New Construction Available Immediately

Larry Goldwasser, SIOR
Executive Vice President
Phone: 1312.334.7201
Email: larry.goldwasser@cbre.com

John Marks
Senior Associate
Phone: 1312.334.7204
Email: john.marks@cbre.com

Chris Deutscher, CCIM, CPM
Senior Associate
Phone: 1219.877.4290

9602 Georgia St., Merrillville, IN 46307

9602 Georgia St., Merrillville

261,638 SF, Class A industrial space for sublease, Brand new and available for immediate occupancy

Scott Duerkop
Managing Director
Phone: 312.952.0260
Email: scott.duerkop@jll.com

Sam Durkin
Managing Director
Phone: 773.343.4361
Email: sam.durkin@jll.com

8700 - 8900 Mississippi St., Merrillville

289,080 SF (Divisible), Delivering Q4 2023

Ryan Klink
Senior Director
Phone: +1.847.518.3211
Email: ryan.klink@cushwake.com

Jason West
Executive Vice Chair
Phone: +1.847.518.3210
Email: jason.west@cushwake.com

Sean Henrick
Vice Chair
Phone: +1.847.518.3215
Email: sean.henrick@cushwake.com

Sally Macoicz
Managing Director
Phone: +1.312.470.1823
Email: sally.macoicz@cushwake.com

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.

NWI Population

750,000 +

NWI Manufacturing Jobs


NWI Gross Regional Product

$40 Billion

Our Impact

Highlighting Success from Lake County's Business Community

LCEA Supports Groundbreaking of $124 Million U.S. Cold Storage Facility Creating New Opportunities for the County

Set to operate by 2025, this state-of-the-art refrigerated storage facility will bring 60 high-paying jobs to the region initially. The project, essential for local food distribution, is a significant step towards economic diversification for the county. The initiative reflects a long-term investment in Lake County by U.S. Cold Storage, a company with a 125-year history. The project is a result of a collaborative effort involving various county offices, with support from NIPSCO and the IEDC, funded by READI Grant funds from the State of Indiana.

News: Lake County IN Economic Alliance

Highlights and Announcements

Voices From the Community

LCEA Testimonials

We pride ourselves on fostering meaningful relationships and driving impactful economic results for our region. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear directly from businesses, partners, and stakeholders who have experienced the transformative effects of our support and collaboration.

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