A Word From the Executive Director

Welcome to Portage, Indiana and all the best that we have to offer! Portage is a growing community
just 25 miles away from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. With its serene area beaches and parks,
Portage seems like a world away from the big city. Visitors can tour the nearby Indiana Dunes State Park
which offers camping, boating, swimming, picnicking, hiking and nature viewing.

Our new downtown Founders Square is a must see. Located off of Central Avenue, this area consists of
an entertainment pavilion, splash pad, newly renovated Police Dept. as well as a new Fire Station. The
Promenade, also to be located in Founders Square, will encompass business and residential opportunity.
Founders Square is a beautiful place to enjoy the market, movies in the park and car shows.

Portage has emphasized diversified growth as evidence of a healthy mix of commercial and industrial
development, especially on the North side in our Ameriplex at the Port Development. The South side of
Portage continues to grow with a booming uprising of retail establishments. Our school district is
second to none serving over 8,700 students in the district.

If you are new to the city of Portage and/or are interested in locating here, you will find a world of
information in this Community Profile Publication brought to you thru the efforts of the Greater Portage
Chamber of Commerce.