La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership

LEAP provides businesses networking, growth opportunities, advocacy and much more. The goal of LEAP is to make the greater La Porte area the best place in the Midwest to live and do business.


The La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership exists to support your business as you strive for success.  Information, knowledge and opportunities for networking and personal enrichment are all here for you at LEAP.  Benefits that better your bottom line along with the intangible awards of involvement will be yours when you join LEAP.  

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Market Research

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development
  • Site Location Assistance
  • Tax Credits

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Grant Funding
  • Tax Credits

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Incentives

Marketing and Sales

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

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Small Business/General

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Codes


  • Commercial Kitchen Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking
  • Office Space
  • Retail Space
  • Site Location Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Site Location

Tax Services

  • Tax Credits
Primary Contact
Michael Riehle
809 Washington St
La Porte, In 46350