About Us

The Hammond Development Corporation is a  501(c) (3) economic development organization that focuses on new business development. Since our establishment in 1981, we’ve assisted the City of Hammond in developing a flourishing, prosperous community that business owners and residents can take pride in.

Our mission is to continue to foster the economic development of Hammond. We do this through the revitalization of Hammond, building technology-based businesses, developing and promoting the visual and performing arts and developing minority, women, and Hammond-based businesses. HDC manages Hammond INnovation Center, The Hub of Innovation, Indiana Building, and Hammond Urban Enterprise Association. 

100,000 square feet of downtown office space to Downtown Hammond

400 entrepreneurs trained

50 startups funded

20,000 square feet theater building


Our historical buildings are located only minutes from Downtown Chicago and are wired on a separate power grid, offering reliable, off-site storage of files and important data. Easily accessible via several major highways, the Hammond Development Corporation offers an affordable and convenient location for your business. Directing clients and customers to your new location will be a cinch! Not only will your clients have access to several major highways, but Downtown Hammond is less than a mile from the South Shore Line. You will also be able to move products and people via the following means:

Midway, Chicago O'Hare

Major Highways
Kennedy Expressway, Dan Ryan Expressway

South Shore Line, Amtrak, CSX Railway


Phil Taillon, Chair
Thomas Keilman, Vice Chairman
Monica Garcia, Secretary
Tim Ross, Treasurer

Dushan Nikolovski
Lisa Gibson
Mark McLaughlin
Anne Anderson
Karen M. Maravilla
Tony Hauprauch
Mike O'Pinker
Dave Ryan
Africa Tarver
Scott Yahne