NWIBRT & CAF Present: Business and Economic Outlook 2018


Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation

Learn First-Hand What Business Trends are Influencing NWI’s Economy

Business and community leaders are invited to the 2018 Business & Economic Outlook, an event designed specifically to provide key insights on business trends influencing Northwest Indiana’s economy.

The program will feature a “big picture” outlook for Northwest Indiana and conclude with a panel discussion featuring all of the guest speakers.


November 2, 2018
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration – 7:00 am


Ivy Tech Community College
3100 Ivy Tech Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383


This is a FREE event, but registration is required.

2017 Speakers & Topics:

Ivy Tech Collaboration with the Business Community
Dr. Sue Ellspermann – President, Ivy Tech Community College

The State of Healthcare in Indiana
Zachary I. Cattell – President, Indiana Health Care Association 

The State of Steel Industry
Wendell Carter – Vice President and General Manager, ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor 

Overview of Regional Development Authority Projects
Bill Hanna – Executive Director, Regional Development Authority

Outlook for Indiana’s Transportation, Infrastructure
Ty Warner – Executive Director, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

State of Manufacturing in Indiana
Brian Burton – Executive Director, Indiana Manufacturing Association

NWI & Economic Outlook
Micah Pollak – Assistant Professor of Economics, Indiana University Northwest

Agency Overview and Mission
Blair Milo – Indiana’s Secretary of Career Connections and Talent

2017 Business and Economic Outlook