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Economic Development

As a City, we are constantly looking toward growth and self-improvement.  We are presently looking for commercial and retail neighbors that we trust would have a positive influence within our community.  Mayor Wood encourages site visits and will gladly answer yours questions (219) 866-5212.
LOCATION:  Rensselaer is located approximately 100 miles south of Chicago, IL and 100 miles North of Indiananapolis, IN with easy access to I-65.The City of Rensselaer extends to the 215 Exit of I-65.  We are a well traveled area, having two state highways 114 and 231 with access to rail service and the Japser County Airport. The airports website can be seen at
BENEFITS:  Small town atmosphere, Low taxes, Tax Abatement Program, TIF Districts, EDC Financing Packages, Quality labor at affordable scales, Good work ethics, Easy access to I-65, Excellent health and educational facilities, Good shopping.
SITE ADVANTAGES:  City Owned Utilities -Sewer, Water, Natural Gas and Electric. City owned utilities extend to I-65 Exit 215.
Map of Drexel ParkDREXEL PARK:  Acts as a major point of entry for all surrounding communities as well as those affiliated with St. Joseph's College located directly west across U.S. 231. Drexel is approximately 100 acreas of retail/service space that is shovel ready and one of the fastest growing areas. 
LINTNER INDUSTRIAL PARK:  Offers easy access off of U.S. 114.  Lintner has approximately 82 acres of service space with access to CSX Rail Road. IMPA is beginning construction of a solar park in this area and is to be completed by the end of February, 2014.
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