Andy Maletta is the new executive director of the Portage Economic Development Corp.

The Portage Economic Development Corp. has named Andy Maletta executive director. Maletta is no stranger to economic development, having previously served at PEDC from 2016 to 2019 while also working for the city of Portage.

In naming Maletta, the Portage EDC board of directors said his relationship skills helped build strong connections to local businesses.

“I am excited that Andy has agreed to become the executive director of PEDC again. He’s a valuable asset to not only Portage but Northwest Indiana,” said Justin Mount, who is president of the PEDC board of directors. “We have great plans for how PEDC can help the city attract quality businesses to Portage, as well as how we can help Portage businesses continue to stay healthy and expand.”

Maletta holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Calumet College of St. Joseph’s and has graduated from numerous leadership programs.

He is also the president of the Portage Township School Board.