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»

Scientific Methods Awarded SBIR Phase I Grant from Environmental Protection Agency

Published Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Scientific Methods, Granger, Ind., has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a simple, field-deployable kit for detecting antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater. Companies across the country compete for Phase I awards of up to $100,000 by submitting research more»

Notre Dame's IDEA Center Establishes 32 Startups in 2019

Published Tuesday, January 21, 2020
The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame launched 32 startup companies in 2019, matching the 32 it produced from 2017 to 2018. These additions bring the total number of startups since the IDEA Center’s founding in 2017 to 64 and the total number of official Notre Dame startups to 86. In 2019, the University’s 64 active startups, 16 of more»

State Officials Designate South Bend - Elkhart Region Year’s First 21st Century Talent Region

Published Friday, January 17, 2020
Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo joined state and local officials today to announce the South Bend - Elkhart Region as the year’s first 21st Century Talent Region, a statewide designation awarded to Indiana communities focused on working collaboratively to attract, develop and connect talent. “The South Bend - more»

Per Capita Income Increases in South Bend - Elkhart Region

Published Friday, December 13, 2019
Per capita personal income (PCPI) continues to grow in the South Bend – Elkhart Region, but at a slower rate than in recent years and not as fast as the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the 2018 PCPI data in November. From 2017 to 2018, PCPI in the South Bend - Elkhart Region grew 3.66%, compared to the nation’s rate more»

2020 Economic Forecast

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019
Advisors from the IU Kelley School of Business provided their 2020 Forecast at the November 15 Business Outlook Panel at IU South Bend. According to the panel, the economic expansion will extend into its 12th year in 2020, although with slower growth than in 2019. According to their forecast: The overall U.S. economy (GDP) will grow at about 2% in 2020. more»