Regional Leaders Support Major Infrastructure Project

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Elkhart, Ind. (March 28, 2018) – During a press conference Wednesday at the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, major supporters of the regional infrastructure project designed to swiftly enhance the economies of 47 cities and towns in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, were announced. The announcement signals an end to the project’s more»

Chamber Endorses Regional Strategic Plan

Published Tuesday, February 6, 2018
This region’s first Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan is here! Today, the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (Partnership) and the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) released the plan. The plan is the culmination of many months of work by hundreds of volunteers from across the region and comes on the heels of the more»

$500M Power Plant to Open in March 2018

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018
After more than two years of construction, the $500 million natural gas power plant in New Carlisle (in St. Joseph County) is set to start operating by the end of March. But, the South Bend Tribune reports that the St. Joseph Energy Center, located east of New Carlisle in Olive Township, will create 21 full-time jobs and has been praised by St. Joseph more»

Regional CFOs Bullish on the Outlook for their Companies

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The 4th quarter 2017 Michiana Benchmark Business Index (BBI) compiled by the certified public accounting and consulting firm of Kruggel Lawton CPAs increased for the third straight quarter. The overall Benchmark Business Index was 61.33 out of a maximum possible score of 100, up slightly from the 3rd quarter. Kruggel Lawton conducts this confidential more»

Ameriplex at I-80/90 Growing Again

Published Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Great Lakes Capital has broken ground on a new spec building at the Ameriplex 80/90 Business Park on South Bend’s northwest side. Planned for the site is South Bend Distribution Center II, a 210,000+ square-foot modern cross-docked warehouse/distribution center. The building is expandable to 378,000 square feet. It features above average ceiling more»

American Returns to SBN With Nonstop Flights to Charlotte & Dallas

Published Thursday, January 18, 2018
American Airlines is returning to the South Bend International Airport (SBN) with the January 18 announcement of two daily nonstop flights to Charlotte and Dallas-Fort Worth. These flights will begin June 7. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb joined St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President David Sage, American Airlines Senior Consultant/Government more»

Pokagon Band Opens New Four Winds South Bend Casino

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Pokagon Band of the Potawatomi Indians opened their new South Bend Casino to the public last week on the city’s south side. The casino is the Pokagon Band’s first Indiana project. They currently operate Michigan casinos in New Buffalo, Dowagiac and Hartford. The Pokagon Band announced plans for the new site in December 2016, after receiving more»

1,000 New Hotel Rooms in South Bend Region

Published Monday, January 15, 2018
According to Visit South Bend Mishawaka (VSBM), the destination management and marketing organization for St. Joseph County, nearly 1,000 new hotel rooms have been added in the county over the past two years. Just after opening 473 new hotel rooms in 2017, another 393 are scheduled to come on line in the coming year, with the possibility of more on the more»