Come home to Highland!

TOWN OF HIGHLAND COPYRIGHT © 2017

LOCATION

 

Chicago, within 25 miles

 

Three exits off of I-94/80:

Cline, Kennedy, and Indy Blvd.

 

INFRASTRUCTURE

 

Distance to airports:

O'Hare in Chicago 50 miles

Midway in Chicago 30 miles

Gary/Chicago 8 miles

 

TRAFFIC COUNTS

 

Indianapolis Blvd.

north of 45th Street 33,754

Indianapolis Blvd.

\south of Ridge Road 45,082

Kennedy Avenue

north of 81st Street 30,035

Kennedy Avenue

north of Franklin St. 36,215

Main Street between

Indianapolis & Kennedy  20,117

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 

High speed fiber is available along all major corridors in Highland.

 

 

 

 

ABOUT HIGHLAND

TOWN PROFILE

WORKFORCE AND LABOR STATISTICS

 

LABOR FORCE: EGR 1* in May 2014

EGR 1      

Indiana

U.S.

7.4

5.8

6.1

EGR 1

Indiana

U.S.

 

 

 

 

318,900

3,000,400

139,179,000

Non-farm employment 

 

 

 

Unemployment rate

Gary Region

Michigan City / LaPorte

Indiana

U.S.

$32,670

$29,850

$31,990

$35,080

Average Wage May 2013

Gary Region

Michigan City / LaPorte

Indiana

U.S.

$41,950

$37,750

$40,780

$46,440

Median Wage May 2013

MAJOR EMPLOYERS

Arcelor Mittal Burns Harbor

Franciscan St. Margaret Health

St. Margaret Mercy Home Care

Community Hospital Physical Therapy

Horseshoe Casino Hammond

Methodist Hospitals

Ameristar Casino

Blue Chip Casino

U.S. Steel Corp.

*EGR 1 (Economic Growth Region) represents NW Indiana counties of Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke. Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Indiana led the nation in manufacturing growth in June (4,300), was 6th in the nation for rate of growth (0.9%), and 2nd in the nation in jobs added over the past year (8,500.)

Private Sector employment for June of 2,518,600 has not been near this level since June 2008 (2,530,600).

 

Indiana's private sector job growth ranks 5th in the nation in percentage of growth since the low point of employment in July 2009 (8.4%), and 9th in the nation in total private sector growth since July 2009 (196,000).

 

Indiana ranked 4th in the nation in Trade, Transportation & Utilities jobs added in June (4,200), and 7th in the nation for rate of job growth (0.7%.)

The manufacturing sector experienced the largest one-month increase since August of 2004.

 

Since the low point of employment in July 2009, Indiana has added nearly 64,000 manufacturing jobs, which is 2nd in the nation, at a 14.9% rate of growth, ranking 3rd in the nation.

 

Indiana continues to have the highest percentage of manufacturing jobs as a portion of the private sector than any other state.  

ELECTRIC AND GAS PROVIDER

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO).

 

For more information, please contact NIPSCO's Economic Development Group Manager, Diane Thalmann,

at (800) 262-6477 or email dlthalmann@nisource.com.