Blue Dot Safes to Conduct Open Interviews


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Events, News

Blue Dot Safes, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development, will host a Hiring Event on Thursday, Sept. 12th from 10am – 3pm at the HDC Building, 5233 Hohman Ave. Blue Dot Safes is a growing safe manufacturing company in Downtown Hammond. Bring your resume and come learn about their open positions. For more information, please call the …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond Announces Second Starbucks Location in Hammond


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development have confirmed the opening of a second Starbucks location within the City of Hammond. The new location, which is a 2,100 square foot stand-alone building and a 1.5 Million Dollar investment will be located in the Marina District Redevelopment area in the Robertsdale section of Hammond. The store …

Final Groundbreaking at Oxbow Landing


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development are pleased to announce the final groundbreaking at the Oxbow Landing Development in Hammond. When first elected in 2004, Mayor McDermott saw the economic potential for this site and one of his first major projects was to demolish the crime-ridden buildings in 2006 and create a plan to …

Hammond Hosts UPS Job Fair


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News

The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development would like to invite you to attend a UPS Job Fair on Wednesday, September 28 at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Avenue, Hammond, IN 46320, from 11am to 3pm. UPS will be hiring part time Package Handlers at the hourly rate of $10.15. Available Shifts: Sunrise Shift: 4:30 am to 9:30 am** …

Two new hotels opening in Hammond’s Oxbow Landing


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott promised when first running for mayor that he’d raze the crime-plagued River Park Apartments at an oxbow of the Little Calumet River by the Highland border. After 13 years, a mass relocation of hundreds of residents, a few lawsuits, $20 million in spending, and the Great Recession that nearly ground new development to a halt, the …

Illinois-Based Industrial Supply Distributor Selects Hammond For Operations Hub


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

After standing empty for several years, the former IFI building at 651 Conkey Street will have a new owner. Root Brothers Manufacturing and Supply Company is expanding their main operations to Hammond. The 88 year old company will centralize their National Distribution Center to the 86,000 square foot building. Root Brothers is a full line MRO supplier and services Government, …

Hammond Restaurant Boasts Success


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

A formerly vacant commercial development has become home to the Region’s highest performing Buffalo Wild Wings. Buffalo Wild Wings located at 2942 Carlson Drive, Hammond, IN has done a phenomenal job maintaining its high revenues. The company has been operational for only three months, but already is on track to becoming a high sales grossing store. The restaurant is located …

Buffalo Wild Wings opens in Hammond’s Oxbow Landing


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

November 29, 2014 – Joseph S. Pete A line wrapped around the building when a popular casual dining restaurant opened at Hammond’s Oxbow Landing, a major redevelopment project just north of the Little Calumet River. Buffalo Wild Wings just opened a 7,000-square-foot eatery which features the chain’s new “stadia” concept, a first-in-Northwest Indiana design that makes the restaurant’s interior look …

New brewery in works for Oxbow Landing


CATEGORY: Economic Development, News

November 16, 2014 – Andrew Steele A new brewery is in the works for the Oxbow Landing development at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue, taking the place of a brewpub planned by an Illinois brewery that couldn’t find financing. The city’s Redevelopment Commission on Tuesday will consider selling 2.5 acres to Byway Brewing Co. to locate at Oxbow Landing, which …

Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer


CATEGORY: City Council, Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

October 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond. The City Council recently passed an ordinance approving a property tax abatement for American Stair, a Romeoville-based company that designs and fabricates steel stairs and railings. American Stair is receiving $1.725 million from both the Regional Development Authority and the Economic Development for Growing Economy. The company …