“Made in La Porte County” Event to Showcase Products Made in the County

The Economic Development Corporation Michigan City (EDCMC) and the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation (GLEDC) again will partner together to host “Made in La Porte County”. The event will be held on September 14, 2017 in Michigan City at 4295 Ohio Street. Show hours are 8:00AM-2:00PM.  The public is strongly encouraged to attend.  The La Porte County Unity Foundation, Center of Workforce Innovations, and the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board are additional sponsors of the event.

“Made in La Porte County” will allow numerous local firms to display and “showcase” their products that are manufactured, assembled, or distributed from right here in La Porte County. It will provide an opportunity for local citizens and visitors to view the interesting products first hand, all at one location. The public will be able to actually see, touch and feel products manufactured in La Porte County. The event will also provide an opportunity for local businesses to interface with one another on a “business to business” basis.

Another great feature of the event will be the opportunity for local school students throughout the County to get acquainted with local industries, their products, career opportunities and required skills. “For the local workforce to develop and support our existing industry it is critical for our students to be introduced to our manufacturers and to understand the appropriate training needed to work at those businesses,” said EDCMC Executive Director, Clarence Hulse.

This event, which is held biannually, is occurring for the fifth time this year.  In the past, as many as 50 employers have participated.  “We are hoping to have 50 employers, or more, again this year to showcase their products to the community,” said GLEDC Executive Director, Bert Cook.  Registration is still open for manufacturers and they companies are encouraged to register now to secure their space.  For more details about the event or to register, please contact Katie Eaton at keaton@edcmc.com or 219-873-1211.  

“Made in La Porte County” show hours are 8:00AM-2:00PM on September 14, 2017 at 4295 Ohio Street, Michigan City, IN. Please come out to support the manufacturers of La Porte County.

For more information, please contact the EDCMC at 219-873-1211 or GLEDC at 219-324-8584.