Purdue Extension LaPorte County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.


Purdue Extension LaPorte County enhances lives and livelihoods by providing information, resources, and insights through educational programs in Community Development, Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences and 4-H Youth Development. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Emotional Well-being Support
  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Website Development

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health and Safety Training
Primary Contact
Mary Foell
2857 W State Road 2 Suite A
LaPorte, Indiana 46350
(219) 324-9407