Portage is anchored in opportunity primarily because of its ideal location on the beautiful southern shores of Lake Michigan. Our proximity to the lake and major transportation corridors provides advantages to industrial companies as well as other businesses looking to benefit from our booming tourism market. Here it’s easy for businesses to access everything they need to succeed.
Transportation & Infrastructure
Portage is unparalleled for its access to major transportation links via land, air, and water. Located in the center of Southern Lake Michigan’s Industrial corridor, Portage, Indiana provides competitive advantages to companies that move cargo. We are situated between America’s second largest market in Chicago and other leading industrial and consumer markets in Michigan, making our community a natural production and distribution center for the Midwest.
Recreation & Tourism
In Portage, vacation starts right in our backyard with a public marina and the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk providing easy access to beautiful beaches and Lake Michigan. Just a few miles away is the Indiana Dunes, which also provides abundant opportunities for recreation, including swimming, hiking, cycling, paddling, birding, and fishing, to name a few.