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WGN9 Investigation Showcases the "Border War" for Business - And Indiana is Winning


WGN News 9 recently produced an investigative news report on the "border war" between Indiana and Illinois in regards to the rising number of businesses relocating their headquarters from Illinois to the Hoosier state, using the now-East Chicago-based Hoist Liftruck as an example of the growing trend.

According to information on the Lake County (IN) Economic Alliance website, "With a thriving population of over 750,000 and minutes away from the city of Chicago, Northwest Indiana offers low-cost, high quality living. The proximity of Chicago also offers its art and cultural institutions and dining to Northwest Indiana residents and guests."

According to the report:

Hoist Liftruck, took employees on a tour of the new factory that also included a visit to nearby Northwest Indiana neighborhoods. (Bill) Roberts decided to move as well. He was a renter in Illinois but had enough money to purchase a home 40 miles away in Indiana.

“It’s a no brainer,” said Roberts.

Hoist CEO, Marty Flaska, said his company is saving millions by moving just a few miles from Illinois to Indiana. Flaska says the employees who decided to move are benefiting as well.

To watch and read the full report, click here.

For information on how Indiana is creating a business climate for growth, contact the Lake County (IN) Economic Alliance and learn more on their website at: http://lcea.us/.

Lake County Indiana Economic Alliance Group
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