Development Requirements

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Ports of Indiana

The Ports of Indiana is a statewide port authority operating three ports on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan. Home to many industrial and commercial businesses, these three ports support a diverse mix of activities through the strategic development of port facilities and long-term capital investment in multimodal infrastructure.

Careful analysis is required to determine how new projects fit into port operations, what infrastructure is required and where potential synergies may exist with current businesses. By fully understanding a company’s operation, the Ports of Indiana team can identify additional benefits, logistics savings and new business opportunities that may have been overlooked. This type of partnership is the foundation for long-term business alliances with the Ports of Indiana, and it helps ensure that the long-term success of Indiana’s ports is closely tied to the success and growth of port businesses.

In order to fully understand the impacts and opportunities of each new project, the Ports of Indiana team has developed a standard set of development requirements which are used as the first step of formal discussions for any company that is considering one of Indiana’s ports. The key components for submitting a proposal to the Ports of Indiana are outlined below:

Development Requirements – Information needed to submit a proposal to the Ports of Indiana:

  1. Project Business Plan
  2. Financial Statements (certified by a public accounting firm)
  3. Letter of Intent (including projections of activities and income – outlined below)

Letter of Intent Outline

This outline is intended to help structure the general information necessary to start formal discussions about developing a project at Indiana’s ports. All information will be held in strict confidence as required by Indiana law.



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