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by Tom Stayanoff

There’s a lot of buzz about the progress in Northwest Indiana and a lot more about the positive outlook for that area.  Many state officials have acknowledged that projected growth for this area is the highest in the state and one of the best in the country.  NWI is the last suburb of Chicago to benefit from the 3rd largest metro area in the country.  Hard hit by the woes of the steel industry and reduced shipping on the Great Lakes, the rust belt woes have dominated the news more than the positive issues we would like to hear.

In an effort to educate the brokerage community and promote the area, the Indiana Commercial Board of REALTORS® (ICBR) has teamed up with the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS® (GNIAR) to host the 2nd Annual Northwest Indiana Economic Development Forum.  This year’s event will be headlined by Dr. Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist for the National Association of REALTORS® and Congressman Pete Visclosky.  In addition, attendees will hear from Bill Hanna with Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority and Mike Noland with the South Shore Line.

Certain to be talked about is the current state of the economy locally, regionally and nationally, the effect that the state’s economic policies have on the region, the new transportation options being brought to the area by the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District (NICTD), and much more.

Indiana Real Estate licensees attending this event can earn 3-hours continuing education (regular or managing broker) towards license renewal.

Plan to join us Tuesday, October 18 for breakfast and networking. Registration is now open online.

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