Economic Development


Timothy A. Brown

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Lake County Community Economic Development Department provides business finance services through a variety of programs. It provides access to business capital through the Lake County Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) and a number of other business finance and business assistance programs. This can be direct assistance or indirect assistance via referral. Funding sources include; Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans, the Indiana Department of Commerce (IDOC), Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (IDBs), and loan participation with the Commercial Banking Community.

Examples Of Public/Private Partnerships:

  • Shopping center development - County, through its Redevelopment Commission, provided 9 million dollars and leveraged more than 150 million dollars of private investment. (TIF Bonds)
  • Large steel processing facility - County provided gap financing to help create 100 new jobs. (RLF and Commercial Banks)
  • Industrial expansion - a local manufacturer was able to expand with infrastructure assistance. (County and IDOC)
  • Small Manufacture - a small manufacturer received assistance to install water and sewer lines. (CDBG)
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2293 North Main Street
Crown Point, IN 46307

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Phone: (219) 755-3225
Fax: 219-736-5925

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News and Announcements
  10-29-2020 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendments [read more...]

The Lake County Community Economic Development Department (LCCEDD) is proposing to amend BOTH the 2018 – 2023 Consolidated Plan and the 2019 Annual Action Plan (9-1-2019 to 8-31-2020) for use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CoVid19 CV3 funds from the CARES Act funding of March, 2020.

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  10-23-2020 Input Needed/Requested for CDBG Plan Amendment CoVid19 CV3 Funds [read more...] Click to view more
Last updated: 10-30-2020 08:27 PM
Document Downloads
FY2019 Plan Amendment Notice CARES Act CV3 2020-10-30 26 KB
Notice to stakeholders--plan amendment comments 2020-10-23 71 KB
Combined Notice 2020 2020-06-30 25 KB
FY20 ACTION PLAN DRAFT 2020-06-23 3 MB
Program Brochure Effective July 2020 2020-08-10 547 KB
English-Spanish 2020 Notice 2nd hearing - final 2020-06-12 83 KB
English-Spanish Version FY2020 1st Ad 2020-05-15 14 KB
CoVid19 Responses by Stakeholders 4-22-2020 2020-04-27 708 KB
Notice to stakeholders of plan amendment 4-2020 2020-04-16 43 KB
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