The COVID-19 pandemic could never have been fully anticipated in any long-range plan, yet Northwest Indiana is coming together to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances -- just as it has weathered many other storms in its history. Now more than ever is it important for the region to realize one of the key vision components of NWI 2050: to be a region that is united.
On Thursday, March 19, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in paving the way for licensed distilleries to produce ethanol-based hand sanitizer. Journeyman Distillery started bottling sanitizer that same day. “There was no question about what we would do,” said Journeyman founder, Bill Welter.