Group Aiming For Historic Designation of Calumet Region

Posted: Updated:
(photo courtesy of Indiana Landmarks) (photo courtesy of Indiana Landmarks)

A group formed in the 1990s to raise awareness of an area stretching from the south shore of Lake Michigan to Michigan City is now working to have the Calumet Region designated a National Heritage Area. The Calumet Heritage Partnership, made up of residents from Illinois and Indiana, is seeking federal funding for historic preservation and conservation.

NHA's are geographic areas designated to recognize significant features and would bring federal funding to local organizations restoring wildlife habitats or rehabilitating buildings. Recent studies show NHA's contribute nearly $13 billion in economic activity, 148,000 jobs and over $1 billion in annual tax revenue. Other areas of concern in the region include, Marktown, an urban planned community in East Chicago, along with Roosevelt High School, which was the first and only school built for African Americans in Gary.

“Heritage and nature transcend borders and so should our efforts to preserve and interpret them,” says Brad Miller, director of Indiana Landmarks’ Northwest Field Office. “National Heritage Areas pair well with Indiana Landmarks’ efforts because they strive to identify and uplift meaningful places to emphasize their importance to communities, enhance quality of life, and boost economic development.”

The Calumet Heritage Partnership is hosting its 19th annual Calumet Heritage Conference on Saturday, October 20 at the Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond. More information about the group's plan or conference, visit here

  • Perspectives

    • 3 Ways to Hire For a Cultural Fit

      While the vast majority of companies long for a strong work culture, not all are willing to put in the extra effort that it requires. Instilling culture in new team members isn’t a task that can simply be checked off a list. Rather, it’s a series of things company leadership must do that begins with the hiring process. It doesn’t end there either, though. Companies must be devoted to protecting their culture at all costs. Culture doesn’t happen on it's..

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Photo of Gary City Hall courtesy of the City of Gary

      Gary Bank Partnership Awards First Microloan

      The city of Gary is partnering with First Financial Bank to offer small business loans to local businesses who enter the Gary Micro-Enterprise Initiative. The city has named Joslyn Kelly, owner of J’s Breakfast Club, the first recipient of funding through the program.

    • (photo courtesy of Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc.)

      Council Approves Seymour Projects

      Two companies in Seymour are planning expansion projects. The Seymour Tribune reports the city council has approved tax abatements for more than $47 million in investments from Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc. and The Andersons Inc.

    • (rendering courtesy city of Kokomo)

      Kokomo Hotel Could See New Developer

      City officials say a new developer for a proposed $26 million hotel and conference center in downtown Kokomo could be announced soon. The Kokomo Tribune reports the project continues to move forward despite Fishers-based Dora Hotel Co. LLC pulling out of the project earlier this month.

    • NIBCO is headquartered in Elkhart. (photo courtesy of NIBCO)

      Companies Detail Closures, Layoffs

      Four companies have announced plans to lay off a total of nearly 300 employees. In separate notices filed with the state, the companies say the moves will affect workers in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Charlestown and Peru.

    • Indiana Rail Operator to be Acquired

      The owner of several Hoosier short-line railroads will soon be under new ownership. Illinois-based Pioneer Railcorp has announced an agreement to be acquired by BRX Transportation Holdings LLC.