Hammond, Ind. (June 13, 2018) – Mayor Brian Snedecor, Hobart, has confirmed his partnership in the Move to Indiana campaign. The City of Hobart is the first municipality to join other private partners and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority including: The Times of Northwest Indiana, Centier Bank, Greater Northwest Indiana Association of REALTORS®, NIPSCO, Schilling Development, Schillings, Alsip Home and Nursery, Purdue University Northwest and First Financial Bank.

MovetoIndiana.com launched in the fall of 2017 highlighting northwest Indiana’s best assets and reasons to move to Indiana from Illinois. The site lists “10 Great Reasons to Move from Illinois to Indiana.” Among those reasons are: lower property taxes, less commute time, lower cost of living and accessibility to healthcare, universities and green spaces. The campaign is primarily digital and targets families and individuals that currently live in Illinois. Online and mobile ads target young married couples and empty nesters which then directs them to the MovetoIndiana.com site.

“Hobart is the first municipality to join our marketing efforts and we expect to see a number of other cities and towns jump on board in the near future. Move to Indiana already has three-year sponsorship commitments from nine private businesses and support from other organizations like the Northwest Indiana Forum and the Lake County Economic Alliance. They believe in what we are doing, because Indiana is not only a great place to visit, but also a great place to start a family, buy a home or retire,” commented Speros A. Batistatos, President/CEO of the South Shore CVA.

Mayor Snedecor, Hobart, also stated, “We are excited to be the first municipal partner of the Move to Indiana campaign to promote our city as great places to live, work and play. By being a part of this campaign, we want to let Illinois residents know they are welcome in Hobart to start a career, raise a family or escape from the City.”

For more information about Move to Indiana, visit MovetoIndiana.com or contact the South Shore CVA 219-989-7770.