Doing business in downtown Hammond, Indiana,
will save you money!


If you park on the streets in Chicago, prepare to pay more in 2013.

Once again, rates at Chicago's parking meters are going up. For some city street parking, it's a significant price increase.

As recently as 2008 it cost 25 cents an hour to park on the street in some Chicago neighborhoods. In 2013, drivers will need eight quarters to park for an hour, and in the Loop, it will cost a whole lot more.

"It's unfair," said Joe Nedbal. "The only person that's really losing out is the common man that's just trying to make a buck every day and park as close as he can to work, try to make it through these winters."

It's a distinction Chicagoans aren't proud of: Home of the most expensive street parking in the United States.

Starting New Year's Day, rates in the Loop will go up to $6.50 an hour, the most expensive in the country, and an increase of 75 cents over this year and $3 since 2008.

"That's tough. I definitely will be looking at taking much more public transportation when I can," said John Frizzell.

Parking in crowded Manhattan is cheaper than the Loop at $5 an hour. In Los Angeles, where everyone drives, the highest rate is $4 an hour. And on the narrow streets of Boston, the most they pay to park is $1.25 an hour.

In the central business district, near the Loop, rates are going up to $4 an hour, and in the neighborhoods, the rate increases by $2 an hour.

At Village Eyecare in Little Italy there was concern it will impact their customers.

"It's going to make it harder on them to make it here into the office, and obviously affects their pocket, which impacts our business," said Dr. Seth Sarai.

"It's terrible. I'm probably going to start going to the suburbs or take public transportation," said Nelly Delfini.


Annual Cost of
Employee Parking in Chicago:


(Based on parking garage rate of
$14 a day!)

(Based on street parking at $6.50 an hour!)


Hammond is 30 miles from downtown Chicago Loop...

$6 one way on the South Shore commuter rail from Millenium Station to Hammond depot.












Annual Cost of
Employee Parking in


You or your employees will save more than $3,300 a year in free parking when working in downtown
Hammond, Indiana.

This represents a savings in employee expenditures, lower income taxes paid, lower Unemployment taxes paid by the Employer!

Hammond has No Meters!
and Free Street Parking!

When customers have free parking, they have more money to spend at your store!


Indiana has:

Lower sales taxes!

Lower corporate taxes!

No sales tax on groceries!

A more business friendly environment!








Money Saving Advantages Between Chicago and Hammond, Indiana






State Economy



Yale Business Center
 Call (219) 938-7360 or email:
 for more information and relocating your business in Hammond, Indiana!

Hammond, Indiana, has a better business idea !