La Porte, Indiana’s Vision for the Future. La Porte is innovative in its approach to business development. The City of La Porte employs Urban Enterprise Zones and economic incentives for mixed-use development, business innovation funding, and building facade upgrades. Our vision is to encourage small and large-scale economic development. We are flexible and ready for big ideas or great execution from local businesses and today’s enterprise. Today, over 100 companies either manufacture or distribute products from the La Porte area.