La Porte’s name origins come from the French word “door” or “gateway”. La Porte is a gateway that is literally accessible by transportation and to higher education. La Porte’s Municipal Airport is 3 miles south of downtown and has been operating since the 1920s. For Regional, National, or International travel South Bend International and Chicago O’Hare are just 30 and 90 minutes away. The South Shore Train Station is just 19 minutes away from La Porte making Chicago commuting distance. Dual Rail and highways are accessible to our Thomas Rose Business District. Award-winning higher education is accessible to the City of La Porte. Purdue University Northwest’s College of Technology was recently awarded the coveted National Cybersecurity Designation for their BS in Computer Information Technology degrees.