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Matt Doss
Policy Director
Great Lakes Commission
734‐396‐6064
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What the Great Lakes mean to Indiana

Northwest Indiana is known as Lake Michigan’s South Shore, and is home to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore – featuring 15 miles of sandy beaches, dunes, and marshes that are frequented by visitors and locals throughout the summer months.

Recreation and Tourism

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore attracts approximately two million visitors annually and drives a recreational boating industry contributing $2 billion to Indiana’s economy each year. A vibrant commercial and sport fishing industry accounts for an annual value of $400 million.

Commercial Shipping

As the largest steel-producing state, Indiana relies on Great Lakes shipping for delivery of vital raw materials that fuel steel mills at East Chicago, Gary and Burns Harbor. The Great Lakes maritime shipping industry sustains over 59,000 jobs for Indiana residents and the state’s four Great Lakes ports handle roughly 31 million tons of cargo each year.

Economic activity generated through Indiana ports sustains the state’s role in road construction, automobile production, and appliance manufacturing, among other industries, contributing $12.9 billion annually in personal income, revenue, local purchases, and taxes to the state’s economy.

Solving Problems Facing Lake Michigan

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) builds on state and local efforts to solve problems facing Indiana’s Lake Michigan shoreline. State, federal and local agencies and industry partners are cleaning up the Grand Calumet River, with $288 million from the GLRI invested to remediate two million cubic yards of contaminated sediments and restore natural habitat in the river. Indiana’s Lake Michigan Coastal Program is partnering with the Healing Our Waters Coalition, Save the Dunes and other partners to coordinate restoration efforts being implemented under the GLRI.

Click the filter icon on the left side of the map to view projects by state or use the search bar to enter zip codes or addresses to narrow your search.

Click on the dots to learn more about specific projects, funding sources, restoration partners, and project outcomes.

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To see an expanded map of GLRI projects in Minnesota and across the region visit click here. 

For More Information

Matt Doss
Policy Director
Great Lakes Commission
734‐396‐6064
[email protected]

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