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Ground Broken on ND Hydroelectric Facility

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019
On August 19, the University of Notre Dame and South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts broke ground on a 2.5-megawatt hydroelectric generation facility on the dam in the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, near Seitz Park. Mostly underground, the new facility is expected to generate about 7% of the University’s electrical needs and offset more»

Second South Bend Region Educator Externship Cohort Begins August 5

Published Friday, August 2, 2019
On Monday, August 5, the South Bend Regional Chamber will launch Cohort 2 of their pilot Educator Externship program. Twenty-six educators participated in Cohort 1, June 24-28, (see attached article) and 17 will participate next week. This pilot program was made possible through Skill UP Indiana grant funding and 29 employer partners who provided more»

Bootcamp Available for Women & Minority Entrepreneurs

Published Wednesday, July 31, 2019
The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) opened applications July 30 for Hustle SBE, a six-session business bootcamp specific to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. Hustle SBE is focused on building the capacities of small businesses to scale beyond their current operations, regardless of industry. SBERP is more»

Airport Lands First Federal Inspection Station Arrival & Global Entry Enrollment Center

Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Federal, state and local officials celebrated the opening of South Bend International Airport’s (SBN) Federal Inspection Station (FIS) with the arrival of the Liverpool Soccer Club chartered flight today (July 16). The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities recently completed at South Bend International Airport are able to support the more»

Indiana Chamberís Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

Published Monday, June 24, 2019
The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the more»

Several Legislative Priorities Approved by Indiana General Asembly

Published Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Indiana General Assembly wrapped up its 2019 session the final week of April. Their chief accomplishment was the approval of the state’s biennial budget, in the amount of $34.6 billion. Other key items included teacher and DCS Funding, and the Hate Crimes Bill. The South Bend Regional Chamber had several bills we were tracking closely related to more»

South Bend & Purdue MEP Receive Industry 4.0 Innovative Workforce Award

Published Friday, May 3, 2019
The city of South Bend and Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership received an Industry 4.0 Award for “Most Innovative Workforce Development Implementation” for their joint project aimed at training incumbent workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies. These participants received a Lean Practitioner Certificate and Lean more»

South Bend - Elkhart Region Awarded $42.4M Transformational Lilly Endowment Grant

Published Friday, April 26, 2019
The University of Notre Dame announced Friday (April 26) a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, which will enhance and link cutting-edge expertise, technologies, workforce development programs and innovation-based facilities throughout the broader South Bend - Elkhart region. more»
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