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2016 - 2017 La Porte Buyers Guide and Membership Directory

2016 PROGRAM OF ACTION Business Retention/ Expansion Division Mission: To promote the economic growth of the La Porte area through the retention of our area’s existing business and industry base, and through the promotion of small business development. Retention/Expansion Committee • Conduct a minimum of 75 retention/ expansion calls to local manufacturing and service companies, focusing on an education program that promotes local and state incentive programs and financing opportunities. • Partner with Indiana Economic Department Corporation providing Business Retention & Expansion and providing financial incentive programs. • In coordination with the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corporation, develop plan of action for companies seeking assistance, or for those companies that are troubled or in need of community business assistance programming. • Maintain Retention Survey • Participate in La Porte County Revolving loan fund and Business Development Grant loan fund • Continue relationship with the Small Business Development Center and the Partners In Contracting Corporation • Provide local SBA, ISBDC counseling services at the Chamber La Porte Manufacturer’s Association Mission: To provide the local manufacturing businesses with programs and services that will enhance their ability to expand and conduct business • Enhance and develop LMA section within the Chamber Website. • Conduct joint Bi-Monthly meetings between La Porte and Michigan City La Porte Manufacturing Associations. LEAF Affairs Division Mission: To plan, promote and provide funding for the enhancement of the economic development of the greater La Porte area. • Provide funding for economic development/retention programming delivered by the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce. • Explore and examine possible future use and investment of LEAF Funds that will enhance the overall economic conditions for the City of La Porte and its businesses. Such programs may include but are not limited to GAP financing, land acquisition, establishment of the La Porte Community Development Partnership LLC, etc. 12


2016 - 2017 La Porte Buyers Guide and Membership Directory
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