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East Chicago and Gary Push Competing Port Proposals

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) _ Two northwestern Indiana cities are pushing rival proposals for developing a new $400 million shipping port that would become Indiana's second on Lake Michigan.
 
Officials from East Chicago and Gary will go before a legislative committee next month that's charged with studying the feasibility and economic impact of the port projects.
 
The Times of Munster reports Indiana's only Lake Michigan port is the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor
 
East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland says his city's proposal for a port on the east side of a peninsula that juts from his city into Lake Michigan would create “respectable, good-paying jobs.''

Gary city officials are expected to testify during the Sept. 12 hearing before a legislative joint study committee about their proposal for a port at Buffington Harbor.

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