Nine Counties | One Voice
OUR MISSION: Northern Indiana Advocates promote an environment in which individuals, businesses, and communities advocate for their share of resources, appointments and local control from state government.
Advance policies that improve education, expand employer access to qualified workforce and promote lifetime learning.
Competitive Business Climate
Support tax, environmental, employment and economic development policies that help our 9-county Northern Indiana region thrive in a global economy.
Rural Investment &
Encourage and support policies that help the rural communities of Northern Indiana be sustainable. Support agribusiness and technology that is rooted in rural Indiana.
World Class Infrastructure
Encourage creatively financed, sustainable, future-ready infrastructure connecting Northern Indiana to the world.
Northern Indiana Advocates (NIA) is a bi-partisan regional government affairs and advocacy effort that draws on the strengths and vitality of existing organizations to amplify a sustained advocacy effort on behalf of our region. We seek to add a layer of collaborative, coordinated, and complementary advocacy to issues of regional importance. Working with public and private partners, our goal is to help our state legislators bring a bigger piece of the pie home to Northern Indiana. The lack of an initiative such as this has prevented our region from obtaining its share of resources, appointments and local control from state government.
The key to achieving the full potential of NIA is to have a broad-based membership of influential business, civic, and elected leaders from across the region speaking to state government with a unified voice.
Northern Indiana moves confidently toward reaching its economic prosperity potential on the strength of a sustained regionwide government affairs and advocacy effort that delivers our ongoing share of resources, appointments and local control to the region.