Today, the LaPorte County Commissioners, Town of Westville along with NorthPoint Development, the LaPorte County Council, and the Office of Community and Economic Development announced a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for NorthPoint Development’s MIDWEST TRADE CENTER (MTC), located at 6500 S. US Hwy 421 Westville, Indiana.
MTC is the newest addition to NorthPoint Development’s extensive portfolio and represents an additional 681,000 square feet of Premium Distribution Logistics and Manufacturing Building space.
“LaPorte County is very pleased to welcome NorthPoint Development’s, Mr. Christian Evangalista, Vice President of Development from Northpoint,
to our business community along with Dollar General’s Midwest Regional Distribution Logistics operation, Lippert Component Parts Inc., Pratt industries, Tonn and Blank Construction, and Cash’s Cleaning Services,” stated Rich Mrozinski, President of the LaPorte County Commissioners.
“It is our hope that Mr. Evangalista and NorthPoint as well as these five additional world class tenants recognize our level of appreciation for their sizeable investment being made in the new Midwest Trade Center in Westville, Indiana. We recognize having a development partner at the caliber of NorthPoint reinvesting in this asset creates sizeable economic development opportunities not only for Westville but for LaPorte County and all of Greater Northwest Indiana. We are aggressive in supporting new business development and continued efforts to diversify our tax base; we applaud the vison of Mr. Evangalista and his team at NorthPoint in the development done with the Midwest Trade Center.
Their aggressive reinvestment strategy and the solid National Tenant relationships are a significant benefit to Greater LaPorte County.
”Rich Mrozinski is President of the LaPorte County Commissioners and spearheaded efforts to assure that the Economic Development Incentives were approved by the LaPorte County Council, and made this project viable and sustainable for the coming decades.
“By working very closely with our community stakeholders in Westville and throughout the county we have been able to accomplish one of our most important jobs as elected officials which is to create an environment that encourages private investment and job creation.
This would not be possible without very strong partners at the community level. When we all work together, we are doing just that”, stated Randy Novak, President of the LaPorte County Council. Westville Town Council President Stated “We are elated to have the Economic Engine that Northpoint has created with all of these new high quality tenants, it is points to a great future.”
“From the very first conversation with the LaPorte County Office of Community and Economic Development and the Board of Commissioners, we knew we were talking with professionals possessing the knowledge and capability to follow – through on making our transition into Westville a simple one”, stated Mr. Hagedorn, CEO for NorthPoint. “This opportunity coupled with the geographic and logistical advantages, the pro – business attitude of its elected officials and the LaPorte County Council backing up all of it by supporting our Tenant’s request for assistance, has made the Midwest Trade Center renovations and lease up one of our most successful projects in the country. We could not be more pleased with the Economic
Development Team in LaPorte County,” Concluded Hagedorn.
“Today’s Ceremonial Ribbon cutting is truly the culmination of and a celebration for all of the key players that are equally important when quarterbacking an economic development project of this size. Starting with the LaPorte County Community and Economic Development Office,
LaPorte County Commissioners, LaPorte County Council, the Westville Town Council, LaPorte County Assessors’ office, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, NIPSCO, the Town of Westville Engineering office, the LaPorte County Auditor’s office, GIS Division and many, many
others. LaPorte County has demonstrated today that we are doing everything within our power to enhance our economy, diversify our tax base, create
good paying job opportunities, and create a community and county that will continue to thrive as a destination when both new residents and new businesses alike are looking to establish a new home,” stated, Tony Rodriguez, Director of the LaPorte County Community and Economic Development Department.