Gov. Holcomb Places Gathering Restrictions on Counties Based on Metrics

Published Friday, November 13, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today signed Executive Order 20-48 to implement pandemic requirements for all Hoosiers and targeted restrictions for counties that have high levels of COVID-19. Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines. “We must do all we can to protect our hospital capacity, so our health care professionals can protect and more»

COVID Update: County to Face Restrictions by State

Published Thursday, November 12, 2020
In today's (November 11) COVID briefing, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced new restrictions for counties that reach a certain level of spread. This comes as the state reported another record for daily coronavirus cases. Indiana saw a record 5,156 new cases Wednesday (November 11), the second time the daily total has passed 5,000. There were also 31 new deaths more»

County Approves Amended Face Mask Order

Published Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Fines against businesses for violations of St. Joseph County’s face mask order could be in the near future now that a controversial ordinance has cleared a first hurdle. County Council voted 8-1 Tuesday night to pass a slightly amended version of the ordinance first proposed in July by the county health department. The ordinance now moves to the more»

St. Joseph County Issues New Public Health Order 2-2020 Extending Use of Face Coverings

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The following new order, St. Joseph County Public Health Order 2-2020 is issued. As the St. Joseph County Public Health Authority, pursuant to the authority granted by Indiana Codes 16- 20-1 et seq. and 16-41-9 et seq., in the interest of protecting all St. Joseph County residents, and reducing the spread of communicable disease, specifically the novel more»

South Bend Receives Silver Certification for Data-Driven Governance

Published Tuesday, June 30, 2020
The City of South Bend was awarded a certification which recognizes leading cities for their use of data to improve government services for residents. South Bend is one of 24 cities that received a certification from Bloomberg Philanthropies What Works Cities initiative – a philanthropic effort to enhance the use of data and evidence in the public more»

Indiana Governor Outlines Roadmap to Reopen State

Published Friday, May 1, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the Back On Track Indiana plan to safely open the economy and remain vigilant about protecting Hoosiers’ health and wellbeing. “Across Indiana, we have witnessed a spirit of cooperation and caring for others that has touched my heart. May this spirit of appreciation for one another carry on long after more»

Population in SBE Region Increased 1,213 Between 2018 and 2019

Published Friday, April 3, 2020
Spurred by increases in international migration and natural increase, the population in the five counties comprising the South Bend – Elkhart region grew by 1,213 people for a population growth rate of 0.2% between 2018 and 2019. Populations can change in three ways; people may be born (births), they may die (deaths), or they may move (domestic and more»

Region Celebrates First Cohort of HustleSBE Graduates

Published Thursday, March 12, 2020
On March 11, the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) concluded its inaugural series of HustleSBE, a six-session business bootcamp specific to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region and the first of its kind in the South Bend - Elkhart Region. HustleSBE focuses on building the capacities of small businesses to scale more»