Located 45 minutes southeast of Chicago in the area of Indiana known as “The Region”, the town of Schererville is a Chicagoland suburb with touches of traditional Hoosier characteristics: like corn fields and a love of basketball. In recent years, the population of Schererville has continued to grow and economic development has flourished.
Schererville boasts a population of 29,000 people, a number which is still on the rise. The town is filled with safe neighborhoods, is part of a superb public school district (Lake Central School Corporation), and retains strong businesses. Its shining quality, however, is its powerful sense of community that brings residents together. Our Town Council, municipal leaders, and local government know that the feeling of community within Schererville should be cherished, so they continue to foster it by improving the economic aspects and quality of life for the people they serve.
Business is booming in Schererville, with large improvements being seen in its economic development. The most recent endeavor has been the newly constructed “Shops On Main” which, alongside the hundreds of businesses located along US 30 and US 41, has brought in new businesses, jobs, and opportunities to Schererville. That being said, there is still room within the Town limits for businesses to expand.
Not only are there ample opportunities for businesses to come to Schererville, but the Town continues to support them once they’re established here. The Schererville Chamber of Commerce plays an important role in making businesses leaders of the community. Through the Chamber, businesses can connect with each other and forge relationships to promote work. In addition to the Chamber, the Town of Schererville has implemented two programs to help Schererville business owners to improve.
The Facade Program is aimed at improving the downtown district of Schererville, located along Joliet Street. The program provides funds for business owners in the area to make upgrades to the buildings they are located in. TIF Funds have been set aside to provide money to local businesses who wish to improve, whether it be employee training, building upgrades, or provide more benefits to the general public.
Known as the “Crossroads of the Nation” where the two major roads US 30 and US 41 meet, Schererville holds an abundance of travel routes. While US 30 goes coast to coast and US 41 stretches from Michigan to Florida, they may not be the most convenient routes for that distance. Fortunately, several major highways are easily within reach of anyone wishing to venture out of Schererville and have interchanges branching off of 30 and 41; I65, I80, I94, Illinois Route 394, and more.
Air travel is easily accessible as well. Both O’Hare and Midway International Airports are within an hour’s drive from Schererville, which both feature a variety of different airlines. The Gary-Chicago International Airport is a close drive as well, less than 25 minutes away. For the time being though, this airports focus has switched to cargo transportation and charter air service. If travel by water is needed, Schererville is also situated fairly close to Lake Michigan ports.
The Town of Schererville welcomes both new residents and new businesses to our community with open arms.