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Chicago's Northwest Indiana Advantage
The Metropolitan Planning Council has long believed that Chicagoland includes Northwest Indiana as well as Southeast Wisconsin. Collectively, this tri-state region is the third largest metropolitan area in the Country where over nine million people live. Increasingly, MPC is looking at policy…
Gary: ‘The next comeback story of the Rust Belt’
Gary, Ind., Mayor-elect Karen Freeman-Wilson thinks her city is ready to tell a different story – and she’s not alone: Some 500 people from Gary, Northwest Indiana and greater metropolitan Chicago filled the Genesis Center on Tuesday, Dec. 13, for “Gary: City of Promise,” a…
Gary and Region Investment Project to host first Urban Exchange event April 27 in Gary
  • Apr 19, 2011
Mayor Jay Williams of Youngstown, Ohio, is guest of honor at first event in the Urban Exchange series (Gary)…The Gary and Region Investment Project (GRIP), a multi-year effort to advance key transformative investments in Northwest Indiana’s urban core, will host its first GRIP Urban…
Sen. Richard Lugar addresses Gary and Region Investment Project stakeholders
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  • Nov 17, 2010
The Gary and Region Investment Project (GRIP) -- a regional initiative to reinvest in Northwest Indiana's urban core, led by the Metropolitan Planning Counci...
Collaboration in Chicago’s Southern Suburbs
  • Presentation
  • Nov 15, 2010
Presented by Ed Paesel, Executive Director, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, Oct. 27, 2010, at the "GRIP the Future" launch of the Gary and Region Investment Project in Gary, Ind. The presentation explains the parallels between the south suburbs of Chicago and Northwest Indiana; and…
GRIP the Future
  • Presentation
  • Nov 15, 2010
Presented by MarySue Barrett, President, Metropolitan Planning Council, on Oct. 27, 2010, at the "GRIP the Future" launch of the Gary and Region Investment Project in Gary, Ind. The presentation introduced the Metropolitan Planning Council to Gary and Region Investment Project participants.
Creating Today Tomorrow
  • Presentation
  • Nov 12, 2010
Presented by Steve Strains, deputy director, Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), on Oct. 27, 2010, at the "GRIP the Future" launch of the Gary and Region Investment Project in Gary, Ind. The presentation provides an overview of NIRPC's comprehensive plan for Northwest Indiana…
Gary and Region Investment Project promises ‘laser-like focus’ on revitalizing Northwest Indiana’s urban core
  • Oct 27, 2010
Some 200 regional, national leaders gather at Gary’s Genesis Center to develop strategy for economic recovery (Gary, Ind.) … To kick off a multiyear initiative to reinvest in Gary and Northwest Indiana’s urban communities, more than 200 community leaders, local elected…
Gary and Region Investment Project fact sheet
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  • Sep 17, 2010
Northwest Indiana's urban cities, including Gary, have weathered decades of disinvestment. Yet they possess significant — if underused — assets, including national parks, miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, transit hubs, historic landmarks, and a strong workforce. Now, MPC and The Times…
MPC working with Gary, NWI partners on economic development roadmap
In recent months, MPC has been working in partnership with The Times of Northwest Indiana, as well as community, business, institutional and state leaders in northwest Indiana to identify opportunities to strengthen this vital part of the region. One such opportunity is the redevelopment of the…

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