Gary, Indiana - Best City to Live and Work

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  • Gary, Indiana (JOBS) is located at the southern tip of Lake Michigan, 32 miles (51 kilometers) southeast of downtown Chicago. The city, with a population of about 102,746, is the largest in Lake County. Positioned near three major interstates, Gary is known as the "Crossroads of America."

    Gary has a four-season climate, with January highs averaging 30F (-1C) and July highs averaging 84F (29C). A great place to enjoy the outdoors is at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, which runs for nearly 25 miles (40 km) along the lake, from Gary in the west towards Michigan City in the east. The park contains about 15,000 acres (6,070 hectares) of land, not including the separate, 1,530-acre (619-hectare) Indiana Dunes State Park. They are a great place to get out and enjoy beaches, sand dunes, wetlands, bogs, and forests during days off.

    Indiana is home to PDS Biotechnology Corporation, Endocyte, Inc., and Indiana Protein Technologies, Inc. The city of Gary also has easy access to numerous biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Illinois, including Integrated Genomics, Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Abbott Laboratories, BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Applied NeuroSolutions, Inc., Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.

    The Indiana Health Industry Forum, (IHIF) is a not-for-profit, private sector organization which aims to help Indiana become a premier state for the creation and growth of the health and life sciences industry.

    For more information about opportunities in Indiana, visit The BioMidwestâ„¢ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in the area and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.

    Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.

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    Government City of Gary
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    Tourism Lake County Convention and Visitors Bureau
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    Real Estate  
      Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors
      Lake County CVB (Accommodations)
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      Gary Public Transportation Corporation
    Public Schools  
      Gary Community School Corporation
      Lake Ridge Schools Corporation
    Colleges & Universities  
      Calumet College of Saint Joseph (Whiting)
      Indiana University Northwest (Gary)
      Ivy Tech Community College - Northwest (Gary)
      Purdue University Calumet (Hammond)
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      The Gary Chamber of Commerce