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STATS Indiana

STATS Indiana is the official digital data center for Indiana, providing critical statistics for the state, counties, cities, and towns, townships, regions, metros, census tracts, and more.

Hoosiers by the Numbers 

Hoosiers By the Numbers is maintained by the Research and Analysis division of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and provides data and tools to support all internal and external customers. 


Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana's DOD maintains information and data about all aspects of the State's workforce. 

Indiana Career Connect

The amazingly robust Indiana Career Connect website provides all the information an employer or employee will need to navigate the Indiana's workforce opportunities. This site also serves as a portal to a wide variety of other Indiana data.


ZoomProspector, Indiana's site selection tool, also provides an extremely comprehensive resource database that can be sorted for city (Portage), county, region or customized area.



City of Portage Map Center

Indiana Railroad Map

Indiana Heavy Haul Route Map

Northwest Indiana is home to some of the nation's largest steel mills, which are only allowed to transport extra heavy duty loads along state designated heavy haul routes.



(Portage EDC can facilitate communication with city departments)

Building Department Permit Process

City of Portage Map Center

Portage Ordinances

City of Portage

Building Department Fees

Life on the Streets with Portage Mayor Sue Lynch




Northwest Indiana Forum (NWIF)

Northwest Indiana's regional voice for the business community and the premier source of a full package of services that promote economic development in seven northwest Indiana counties (Lake, Porter, La Porte, Starke, Jasper, Pulaski and Newton counties).

Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC)

NIRPC is a regional council of local governments serving the citizens of Lake, Porter and La Porte counties in Northwest Indiana.  NIRPC provides a forum that enables the citizens of Northwest Indiana to address regional issues relating to transportation, the environment and economic development.

Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI)

Northwest Indiana's regional workforce development organization.  CWI works closely with northwest Indiana businesses, educational institutions, economic development organizations and other community leaders to help assure the region's workforce aligns with business needs.  CWI provides a wide range of data to support informational inquiries.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC)

Indiana's statewide economic development agency and a valuable partner to local economic development organizations.  IEDC provides state incentive for expansion and retention projects and workforce development initiatives.

Regional Development Company (RDC)

"Making Dreams Come True" by financing growth and expansion using the 504 Loan Program.

Indiana Dunes Tourism

Indiana Dunes Tourism markets the Indiana Dunes area by helping visitors better understand the experiences our destination has to offer, driving visitors directly to Porter County businesses.

Indiana Tourism - Visit Indiana (IDDC)

Indiana's Tourism agency housed within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to maintain a close alignment with attracting visitors and businesses to Indiana.

One Region Northwest Indiana

One Region is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 that strives to grow population, attract and retain talent, and increase household income in Northwest Indiana.

Indiana Department of Agriculture (ISDA)

Indiana's agriculture agency housed within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to maintain a close alignment with the agricultural community and ag businesses.

Conexus Indiana

Statewide independent organization that works closely with state agencies, businesses and economic development organizations to grow and promote advanced manufacturing and transportation related activities.


Statewide organization focused on fueling growth in Indiana's agbioscience economy.

Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA)

The organization that brings Indiana's economic development community together on a statewide basis.  Members include economic development professionals, state agency representatives, financial institutions, construction companies and others who work in the economic development field.

Ports of Indiana

Indiana's agency that oversees Portage's Port of Indiana—Burns Harbor.

Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce brings existing local business, government, education and non-profit organizations together.

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