NITDC is leading an initiative to augment the fine work of our region’s chambers, tourism bureaus, community foundations, economic development and government authorities.  We seek to add a layer of collaborative, coordinated, and complementary advocacy to issues of regional importance.  Working with public and private partners, our goal will be to help our state legislators bring a bigger piece of the pie home to Northern Indiana.

We are calling our effort “Northern Indiana Advocates” (NIA).  NIA is a regional government affairs and advocacy effort that will draw on the strengths and vitality of existing organizations to amplify a sustained advocacy effort on behalf of our region. The lack of an initiative such as this has prevented our region from obtaining its share of resources, appointments and local control from state government.

Our Mission

Northern Indiana Advocates promote an environment in which individuals, businesses, and communities advocate for their share of resources, appointments and local control from state government.

Our Values

Trust
Regional Engagement
Collaboration
Excellence
Accountability

Our Vision

Northern Indiana moves confidently toward reaching its economic prosperity potential on the strength of a sustained regionwide government affairs and advocacy effort that delivers our ongoing share of resources, appointments and local control to the region.

Our Pillars

      

Our full overview

Our 2021 Policy Agenda

The legislative map of our region

Our legislators 

Our board and management roster