Hammond Development Corporation

Since our establishment in 1981, the Hammond Development Corporation has been developing and promoting small businesses in the City of Hammond and throughout Lake County. The Hammond Development Corporation continually strives to find new and innovative ways to help our small business community and to make downtown Hammond thrive.


Our Mission

Our mission, as a 501(c)(3), economic development corporation is to foster economic development and job creation through small business development, educational programs, office and conference room rental, co-working, technology resources, and promotion of the visual and performing arts. Our primary focus is working with women and minority business owners and Hammond based businesses.

Whether it’s through our extraordinary entrepreneurship programs, educational training programs, affordable co-working and office space or through our small business loan programs or promotion of the visual and performing arts, the Hammond Development Corporation remains a force in helping small businesses of every kind start strong and remain competitive. We are committed to promoting a thriving business community in Hammond.


Services Provided

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Loans
  • Microloans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Emotional Well-being Support


  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling


  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training


  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
Primary Contact
Jackie DeRosa
5233 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46321