Low Crime Rates

Low Crime Rates

Portage has maintained low crime rates due to the employment of 66 full-time police officers, a highly respected detective division, K9 division, and a SWAT team. In addition, Portage has a highly trained Fire Department that provides safety and...

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Recreation & Tourism

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...

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Housing

Housing

Get more for your money!  Portage, Indiana offers a great location with low property taxes and is within an hour of downtown Chicago by car or train.  The Portage residential market includes all types of housing units from quality rental...

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Education

Education

Portage has a high quality and achieving school system. Portage Township Schools were recently named an “A” rated school system by the Indiana Department of Education. Our school system is comprised of eight elementary schools...

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Community Growth

Community Growth

Portage has grown significantly in the 50 years that it has been a city, with a growing population of nearly 38,000 residents. Portage is a family-friendly city that is affordable. People love living, working, playing and staying here. We are a...

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Quality of Life

Quality of Life

From our award-winning National Lake Shore West Beach, to our nationally-recognized Portage Township School System, Portage has it all. Portage Public Marina and the new Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk are great for fishing, boating and more. Our...

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Location

Location

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...

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Workforce

Workforce

The Portage Economic Development Corporation partners with several local and regional Workforce Development Organizations to provide specialized training and skill assessment needs for area employers. Portage, Indiana is proud of it’s...

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