Visit Michigan City LaPorte

Visit Michigan City LaPorte is the official destination marketing organization that represents the visitor industry and communities to create economic growth from visitor expenditures. Goals: Increased economic impact through new visitor spending Reinforces destination brand equity Enhances visitor experiential offerings Invests in the agreed-to destination vision Creates or expands partnerships


A convention and visitors bureau (CVB) is an organization charged with managing a specific geographic area as a visitor destination, thereby improving the local economy through increased visitor spending, creation of jobs and expansion of the local tax base.

The LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau (LPCCVB) was created by state statute in 1979, and serves the entire County of LaPorte as a special purpose governmental unit. Funding is provided by a 5% Innkeepers Tax collected from guests staying at our accommodations.

Visit Michigan City LaPorte Vision

To be the leading destination management partner within the region by effectively developing and marketing its distinct visitor brand, and advocating tourism benefits to constituencies.

Brand Promise Statement

The Visit Michigan City LaPorte area is Chicago’s Northern Indiana relaxing escape, with beautiful coastal and lakeside scenic settings offering an easily accessible destination on converging Interstates 80/90 and 94. With its fun and exciting Blue Chip gaming, premium outlet shopping, special festivals and events as well as the nearby Indiana Dunes National Park, it offers an array of attractive recreational and cultural experiences for families and those seeking an easy weekend adventure. With its two major city service centers, this Lake Michigan beach destination offers extensive four seasons of activities where visitors can enjoy the pleasures of small rural towns, marinas, agri-heritage attractions, performing arts events, historical museums and adventure travel pursuits that offers an affordable and nostalgic Midwest experience.


Services Provided

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding

Import and Export Assistance

  • Networking/Exploring Exporting

Marketing and Sales

  • Award Recognition
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Market Research

Networking and Associations

  • Demographically Based
  • Geographically Based
  • Home Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General
Primary Contact
Katherine Dermody
4073 S. Franklin St
Michigan City, IN 46360
(219) 851-3550 Ext: 2198513550