Another great piece in a new series on Northwest Indiana from RE Journals!

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by Dan Rafter

Location and lower costs. Those are the two big reasons that Ed Wabick, principal of Paine/Wetzel TCN Worldwide, cites when explaining why more industrial users are considering setting up shop in the communities of Northwest Indiana.

“You’re nearer the larger customers like BP Amoco and some of the larger steel makers. That has a lot to do with it,” Wabick said. “And the cost of doing business here is definitely more attractive than it is in Illinois. That is another driving force.”

End users are familiar with these benefits. For proof, just look at the major industrial projects going on in the Northwest region of Indiana. ITR America at the end of 2013 completed a 100,000-square-foot build-to-suit facility in Hobart, Ind. Munster Steel is now building a 123,000-square-foot center in Hammond, Ind., for its operations.

Urschel Laboratories is building a 350,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Chesterton…

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