162 W. Lincolnway, Valparaiso, IN 46383

PHONE: (219) 462-1105

FAX: (219) 462-5710


Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation

Valparaiso... It's Great to Make It Home for Your Family and Business.

From a three generation locally owned ice cream parlor (Valpo Velvet) to world leader in the manufacturing of precision food cutting equipment (Urschel Laboratories Inc.), Valparaiso offers diversity and big time opportunities to the business community. The collaborative efforts between the private and public sector, a global economy, skilled workforce, strategic location and strong network of regional partners, connects Valparaiso to a thriving business environment.


Valparaiso is a quality community with a strong economic environment attracting motivated and talented business and entrepreneurs, offering outstanding lifelong learning, a pro-business climate, cutting edge technology, collaborative spirit, social harmony and distinctive physical design.

mural in downtown ValpoQuality of Life

Valpo possesses the qualities that define a high quality of life: superior K-12 educational systems and world-class post-secondary opportunities, including Indiana University Northwest, Ivy Tech Community College, Purdue University North Central and Valparaiso University which is recognized as one of the "best regional universities in the Midwest"; quality housing development; strong and diverse local economy; excellent parks & recreational opportunities; and access to culture and entertainment.


Connected to thriving business and commercial centers by interstate, highways, rail and air, Valparaiso is an exceptional strategic location, positioned to serve local, national and international customers. Valparaiso is less than one hour from Chicago, two from Indianapolis and Milwaukee, and four to five hours-drive to Detroit, Cleveland, and St. Louis. Three international airports (Chicago's O'Hare, Midway and Gary-Chicago Airport) are all within easy access. The South Shore provides a valuable option for rail travel to and from Chicago.

About the Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation (VEDC)

The Valparaiso Economic Development Corporation (VEDC) was formed in 1984 as a partnership between the local business community and the government. Since its inception, the VEDC has been a catalyst and facilitator for economic planning and growth and has played a significant role in structuring and enhancing Valparaiso's quality of life. More >

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