NIRPC to hold public comment on the draft E-Commerce in Northwest Indiana report

October 16, 2020

Contact: Eman Ibrahim (219) 254-2506 eibrahim@nirpc.org

NIRPC to release the E-Commerce in Northwest Indiana draft report

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) is releasing the E-Commerce in Northwest Indiana draft report.  The report will be available for public comment until October 23, 2020.

E-commerce is rapidly changing the face of retail in the world. Traditional big-box competitors are under pressure to reduce delivery lead times in order to increase speed to market, which directly impacts the transportation network. E-commerce is quickly changing cities and suburbs and will also impact employment, where job training should be made available to accommodate advances in technology.

The further expansion of e-commerce will impact urban logistics and change roadway system use and needs. It will also increase demand on facilities such as warehousing, distribution centers, and last mile delivery.

This report investigates the impacts of e-commerce on Northwest Indiana and offer recommendations on how best to deal with the rapidly changing retail landscape on land-uses and our transportation network.

E-Commerce in Northwest Indiana Draft Report:

  • To view the E-Commerce in Northwest Indiana Draft Report: click here.

Comments may be submitted until October 23 in the following ways:

  • Online Form: click here
  • Phone: 219-763-6060
  • United States Postal Service: NIRPC, 6100 Southport Road, Portage, IN 46368

Requests for alternative formats may be directed to NIRPC by calling 219-763-6060, or by email at nirpc@nirpc.org. TTY users may use the Relay Indiana service by calling 711 or 800-743-3333.

Last modified: October 16, 2020