IDEA Center's Venture Accelerator Program Opens to the Public

Published Friday, June 15, 2018
The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, Startup South Bend - Elkhart and Elevate Ventures announced today (June 15) that the IDEA Center's venture accelerator program, the Commercialization Engine, is now open to residents of the South Bend-Elkhart region to submit their business ideas free of charge. Already responsible for the creation of 25 more»

Purdue Polytechnic & IU Collaborate to Help Fill Jobs

Published Friday, June 15, 2018
The Indiana University School of Education is teaming up with Purdue Polytechnic Institute in hopes of preparing students to fill an estimated one million Indiana job openings by 2025. The collaboration will involve access to IU's Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration and the CareerMaker program at all nine of Purdue Polytechnic's statewide locations. more»

$700M First Phase of Energy Plant Now Complete

Published Wednesday, June 13, 2018
On June 13, officials of St. Joseph Energy LLC, New Carlisle, Ind., were joined by officials throughout the state of Indiana, including Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger, to cut the ribbon on completion of the $700 million first phase of the new natural gas-fired power facility in Northern Indiana. St. Joseph Energy Center can generate more more»

Plans Call for New Mishawaka Rehab Hospital

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018
According to an article in the South Bend Tribune, a local developer hopes to begin construction this summer on a new, 40-bed hospital for patients who are going through rehabilitation from stroke, brain injury, amputation and a range of medical conditions. It would create 120 jobs, said the developer, Ryan Rans, managing partner with Great Lakes Capital. more»

Indiana Gets 'A' in Manufacturing, Logistics Health

Published Friday, June 8, 2018
A new study shows employment in the manufacturing sector in Indiana is expanding faster than ever before and the logistics industry is experiencing its second-longest expansion in 50 years. The 2018 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, a collaboration between the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research and Conexus Indiana, graded more»

Nonstop Flights to Dallas and Charlotte Underway

Published Friday, June 8, 2018
On Thursday, June 7, the South Bend International Airport (SBN) celebrated the arrival of American Airlines’ nonstop flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). “The take-off of these flights to two of American Airlines’ largest hubs is a result of the community’s more»

Elevate Ventures Awards 5 Companies High Potential Startup Grants

Published Thursday, June 7, 2018
Elevate Ventures has awarded five companies in North Central Indiana High Potential Startup Grants (HPSGs) totaling $92,500. HPSGs are a pre-seed program awarding up to $25,000 to high-potential startups. The companies most recently awarded include: BioLine, manufacturer of a fully biodegradable and compostable body bags, replacing standard plastic more»

Electric Vehicle Company to Establish Manufacturing in South Bend Region

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and St. Joseph County officials joined executives from SF Motors, a global intelligent electric vehicle (EV) company that aims to accelerate the growth of the EV industry at large, today as the company announced plans to establish manufacturing operations here, acquiring AM General’s commercial plant in Mishawaka with more»