Location Present-day Valparaiso is located approximately 50 miles east of Chicago with easy access to Interstate 94, Interstate 80, and Interstate 90 and Interstate 65 via Indiana Bypass 49 and U.S. Highway 30. For its size of 25,500 people, it has much to offer the business community, including a variety of quality educational choices, a pro-business climate, and a team approach by the public and private sector to make new businesses feel at home.
Quality Sites Valparaiso has a variety of quality buildings and greenfield sites ready for development. These sites are located along the 49 Bypass, both north and south of U.S. 30. Some sites are already developed as industrial / commercial parks that are subdivided with all infrastructure in place. Some parks are located near the Porter County Airport for easy access to business air service.
Valparaiso has developed a balanced business community that currently includes international companies that produce parts for the computer age, and a national company that makes Orville Redenbacher popcorn. These companies and many more have found the Hoosier work ethic, the cost of doing business in Indiana modified by state incentives, and the frozen tax levy all exceptional.
Valparaiso Amenities The amenities of the City of Valparaiso include the nationally acclaimed Valparaiso University, which has repeatedly been rated a top university in the Midwest. The Valparaiso Community School system also is rated one of the best. Notre Dame, Purdue, and Indiana University campuses are close by. The city also offers competitive outpatient health care, up-to-date hospital facilities, and an outstanding system of local parks with programs for all ages.
Just 20 minutes to the north of the city is Lake Michigan, with state and national parks and passenger service via train to Chicago and South Bend.