Why is Innovation in Northwest Indiana Important?

In a changing global economy, innovation is more important than ever. Thinking "outside-the-box" is critical in every sector. In Northwest Indiana, we have made progress, but we need improvements in education and government, business and industry, and in our non-profit and our communities. We also need to encourage new and different industry, and innovative thinking in every sector and at all levels.

By celebrating innovators and innovation, we bring attention to the innovation that exists across all sectors in our region. We also encourage leaders to rethink their commitment to innovation and foster more innovation in all sectors. We further build pride in our region by showcasing innovators from Jasper, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke Counties.