Opportunities & Information

  1. The Region
  2. Burns Harbor at a Glance
  3. Opportunities


Burns Harbor location
  • Burns Harbor is part of Chicagoland (Metropolitan Chicago), the nation's third largest regional economy, with a population of 9.62 million.
  • The City of Chicago is a key national transportation point with the fourth busiest airport and the fifth busiest rail hub in the nation.
  • Burns Harbor's strategic location within Northwest Indiana offers low-cost, high quality living with easy access to Chicago and the logistical and economic benefits of the Chicagoland region.

Indiana Dunes

  • Burns Harbor is located along the Indiana Dunes National Park, a national protected area encompassing 15,000 acres of some of the nation's most biologically diverse land, including 15 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline and 50 miles of hiking trails, swamps, bogs, marshes, rivers and forests. More than 1,100 flowering plant species and ferns can be found in the park, along with more than 350 species of birds.Lake Michigan provided by Indiana Dunes Tourism
  • The Indiana Dunes National Park, Indiana Dunes State Park and Porter Beach and other Porter County attractions bring an estimated 3 million visitors to the area every year.
  • The tourism and travel industry contributed $413.4 million to Porter County's economy in 2015.

Source: Certec, 2016; Indiana Dunes Tourism 2020, World Atlas 2021