Indiana Development


GARY — The city’s Redevelopment Commission has transferred property at 576 Carolina St, Gary, Indiana 46402 that once housed the troubled Gary Urban Enterprise Association to Curtis Whittaker, with ties to the now-dissolved group and a certified public accountant and financial consultant to the City of Gary. The transfer was approved by the redevelopment commission on Dec. 19. This transfer from the Gary Redevelopment Commission […]

Gary Redevelopment transfers GUEA parcel adding to church’s inventory


Environmental phase of Double Track project wins FTA approval Tim Zorn / Post-Tribune / November 5, 2018 A project to improve the South Shore Line’s service took a major step forward recently, as the Federal Transit Administration approved the environmental phase of the Double Track project – a second set of tracks between Gary and Michigan City. “That was a major hurdle for us to […]

Indiana Double Track Project wins Environmental FTA Approval


25 years later, Portage may give seeking a casino license a second try Joyce Russell joyce.russell@nwi.com, 219-548-4352 Nov 5, 2018 PORTAGE — Twenty-five years ago, Porter County residents gave a resounding “no” when asked if they wanted a casino. A lot has happened since then, said Portage City Council President Mark Oprisko Monday. He said he will seek council support to request the state transfer […]

Portage, IN Seeks Council Support for City of Gary’s Casino ...


Hammond council ‘all in’ as city seeks Gary’s second gaming license Lauren Cross lauren.cross@nwi.com, 219-933-3206 Nov 5, 2018 HAMMOND — A unanimous City Council passed a resolution Monday night asking state authorities to transfer one of Majestic Star Casino’s two gaming licenses to the city. The development follows Gary’s announced plans to relocate its casino, if it obtains state approval, to make way for the […]

Gary, Indiana’s Second Gaming License Wanted By Hammond City



Gary hoping legislature will allow Majestic Star Casino move, freeing up Buffington Harbor for development Craig Lyons / Post-Tribune / October 26, 2018 Gary officials are making a big bet on the potential for a Buffington Harbor development and taking a gamble on whether the Indiana Legislature will let that happen. The Indiana Legislature’s Interim Committee on Commerce and Economic Development will release its recommendations Tuesday […]

Should Majestic Star Casino move until City of Gary has ...


Nick Dmitrovich October 19, 2018 Right on the heels of the economic report, there was some great news announced for Indiana’s steel industry. U.S. Steel’s Gary Works facility, the largest steel mill in North America and formerly the world, will be receiving a significant modernization. The company will be making a $750 million asset revitalization investment that will increase efficiencies and position the facility for […]

$750 Million Upgrade to the Largest Mill North America


Gregory Tejeda / Post-Tribune / October 18, 2018 Gregory Tejeda is a freelance reporter for the Post-Tribune. Marquette Park along the Gary shoreline of Lake Michigan is often thought of as one of the city’s prime assets, yet an Indiana State Board of Accounts review found that the city is not getting full collection of all the proceeds of events held at the park’s Pavilion. […]

Audit: Marquette Park not reporting all its collections to city


Lawmakers are told casino move is key to developing Gary lakefront intermodal facility Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, 317-637-9078 / Oct 15, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — State lawmakers learned Monday that Gary’s hopes of becoming a transportation and logistics hub hinge on the Majestic Star casinos being permitted to relocate from the lakefront to a new site, preferably adjacent to a Borman Expressway exit. That’s the only way the […]

City of Gary looks for long shot in hopes of ...



Mayoral candidate Gery Chico calls for ending compact between Chicago and Gary airports. Oct. 15, 2018 John Byrne, Reporter / Chicago Tribune Mayoral candidate Gery Chico wants Chicago to stop sending money across the state line to Gary-Chicago International Airport in northwest Indiana. Chico on Monday said the flights that federal immigration officials operate from the airport to deport people who are in the country […]

Chicago Council Members want to stop sending money across the ...


$46K loaned to help turn ruined church into gardens October 15, 2018 By The Associated Press GARY — The city of Gary is getting a $46,000 federal loan to move along its plans to turn a ruined church into a tourist attraction. The loan through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be used for asbestos abatement on the dilapidated City Methodist Church. The (Northwest Indiana) Times […]

City of Gary to receive $46,000 Asbestos Federal Loan for ...


South Shore Line Contracts Receive Key Approval Oct 15, 2018 By Alex Brown, Multimedia Journalist / Inside Indiana Business CHESTERTON – The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Board of Trustees has approved contracts totaling up to nearly $36 million related to the South Shore Line West Lake Corridor and Double Track projects. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report each project now has […]

Approval of South Shore Line Contracts totaling up to nearly ...


Gary pitching state lawmakers on making the city a transportation and logistics hub Dan Carden dan.carden@nwi.com, 317-637-9078 Oct 14, 2018 Updated Oct 14, 2018 INDIANAPOLIS — A strategic plan to develop Gary into a transportation, freight and logistics hub is set Monday to be evaluated by a panel of Hoosier lawmakers as a prelude to potential state investment in the Steel City. It would include […]

City of Gary Presents a Vision of the City as ...



The City has employed Faegre Baker Daniels in the past. Their representative Bo Kemp, Senior Director at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting was the City’s Economic Development Director. (Gary renews contract for economic development director http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-bo-kemp-retained-st-0320-20160317-story.html) Gary retains attorney to represent city in South Shore rail project plan Gregory Tejeda / Post-Tribune / October 4, 2018 The Gary Redevelopment Commission gave its approval to a plan to […]

Faegre Baker Daniels hired by Gary, Indiana


IN: Gary Mayor Pitches Buffington Harbor, Airport Potential to State Legislative Committee LAUREN CROSS ON SEP 27, 2018  SOURCE: MCCLATCHY   Sept. 27–GARY — The city’s mayor called on state lawmakers Wednesday to realize the potential behind underutilized economic gems such as the Gary/Chicago International Airport, the Buffington Harbor area and its lakefront. “If Gary goes, so does the Region. And so does the state,” she […]

City of Gary seeks State of Indiana for Assistance


Gov. Eric Holcomb and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined David B. Burritt, president and CEO of U.S. Steel Corporation (USS), on Thursday as USS announced plans to make significant upgrades at its Gary Works plant through a $750 million asset revitalization investment that will increase efficiencies and position the facility for long-term success in Indiana. “Today’s news is a major step forward that will have […]

USS to receive state tax credits, TIF for $750M capital ...




Gary council subpoenas mayor, other top officials for financial transfers info Karen Freeman-Wilson Gregory Tejeda / Post-Tribune / September 19, 2018 Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, her chief of staff and other top municipal officials in Gary are being subpoenaed by the city’s Common Council for any documents they have related to transfers of funds from the Fire Department’s ambulance fund. That fund, known formally as Fund 224, […]

Gary Council subpoenas Mayor Freeman-Wilson and Officials – 8.1M Audit


September 16, 2018  Ken Davidson “This move shows blatant contempt for the Council. We are concerned with the [financial] condition of the City. . . I do not believe it is legal to transfer City property without Council approval.” Sparks-Wade stated. September 16, 2018-Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson purported to transfer title to the public safety facility located at 555 Polk Street from the City of […]

Gary Mayor Transferred Title to Public Safety Facility to Redevelopment ...


Gary Redevelopment Commission has worked for two months to submit an application to Indiana State for grant funding to help ease traffic congestion caused by railroad crossings. As of August 22, the application was not completed on time for a vote on August 22 at the Authority’s meeting.  The application deadline is August 31.  The construction of bypasses is an estimated cost of $19 million. […]

Gary Port Authority’s Incomplete Application for State Funds Gets A ...


Heart Of The House Hotel Tour Indiana Hotels Generate $15B in Economic Activity Hotel News Resource / August, 15 2018 / AHLA U.S. Rep. Susan W. Brooks (IN-5) yesterday toured the Embassy Suites Noblesville as part of the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AHLA) “Heart of the House” hotel tour program to meet with hotel employees in her district and see firsthand the career opportunities […]

Hospitality Industry Creating Over Ten Thousand Jobs in Indiana