Investing $40 million in LaPorte County’s Midwest Trade Center

NorthPoint Development and Dollar General have invested $40 million in the Midwest Trade Center, the former SpartanNash warehouse they have renovated.

The LaPorte County Commissioners, the Westville Town Council and other officials were on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the 681,000-square-foot logistics building at 6500 S. U.S. 421 in Westville. Dollar General is leasing part of the space that grocery distributor SpartanNash abandoned in 2016 and hiring 80 workers for a new warehouse operation there.

“We recognize having a development partner of the caliber of NorthPoint reinvesting in this asset creates sizeable economic development opportunities not only for Westville, but for LaPorte County and all of greater Northwest Indiana,” LaPorte County Commissioners President Vidya Kora said. “Each and every day this facility sat vacant created a greater risk of further decay and stagnation.”

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