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Ports of Indiana

Located in the largest steel-producing region in North America, the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor is home to 30 businesses, half of which are steel-related companies. Port companies represent a wide range of services including heavy industry, transportation, storage, light manufacturing and more. Of the nearly 600 acres, more than 100 are available for development. The largest available parcel is a 57-acre greenfield site which also includes 1,000 feet of dockwall as well as beach frontage on Lake Michigan. This is the only such site at a port anywhere in this part of the country.

Location characteristics:

  • Rail and roadway connections are available to all sites
  • Highways I-80, I-94, I-65, I-57, Indiana 12, and Indiana 20 easily accessible from the port
  • Rail access to all Class I railroads with switching provided by Norfolk Southern
  • Overweight and oversized loads are permitted on port roads
  • The entire port is zoned heavy industrial
  • Utilities and gas lines are easily connected to available sites
  • Port operates Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ #152) allowing local firms to compete globally with savings on certain import duties
  • Direct access to the Chicago market without the challenges of city congestion

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