Indiana to Spend $4.7B on Roads & Bridges; $48M in South Bend Region

Published Friday, July 14, 2017
St. Joseph County will see more than $48 million ($25.4M to be spent in 2018) worth of road and bridge construction over the next five years as part of the Indiana "Next Level Roads" plan unveiled by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The governor on Thursday morning announced the details for the first five years of Indiana's 20-year program to rebuild roads and bridges. more»

South Bend Code School Expands to Goshen & Fort Wayne

Published Thursday, July 13, 2017
South Bend Code School is expanding to Goshen and Fort Wayne in an effort to expose more youths to coding. In partnership with Downtown Goshen Inc. and Start Fort Wayne, the for-profit school will offer its entry-level “Jumpstart Web Development” course to teens in both locations later this summer. Students will learn the fundamentals of web more»

St. Joseph County Council Okays $18M for South Shore Rail Double-Track Project

Published Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The St. Joseph County Council unanimously approved more than $18 million in funding toward a plan that officials say would shave 50 minutes off train travel time between South Bend and Chicago. The funds would support a region-wide project to double-track the existing South Shore line between Gary and Michigan City. Plans in South Bend also call for more»

Four Winds Casino South Bend to Open in Early 2018

Published Monday, July 10, 2017
According to the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, they are on track to finish building Four Winds Casino South Bend by early next year, and it still plans on hiring about 1,200 people. The project has created more than 300 temporary construction jobs. Most of the 1,200 permanent jobs will be “hospitality-centric” as well as traditional more»

Bike Sharing Coming to South Bend

Published Friday, July 7, 2017
California-based bike sharing startup LimeBike has tapped South Bend as its third U.S. market and could be offering bike rentals here within a week. At its next meeting Tuesday, the city’s Board of Public Works is slated to consider an agreement with the company, which formally does business as Neutron Holdings Inc. Under the LimeBike model, users more»

Lippert May Add Up to 200 Jobs & Invest $9M

Published Thursday, July 6, 2017
Lippert Components won the city council’s approval of a 10-year tax abatement for an expansion that promises to create 200 new jobs. Lippert, which supplies parts for recreational vehicles and boats, would invest up to $9 million as it renovates and uses the former AM General warehouse at 400 S. Byrkit Ave. and a property to the east. Lippert would more»

Studebaker Bldg 84 to Receive $7M Facelift

Published Monday, July 3, 2017
For years, “Ivy Tower,” the massive former Studebaker plant, has stood as a reminder of the city’s industrial heritage, looming over downtown from just beyond Four Winds Field. No more. Plans are afoot to reface portions of the 94-year-old building — a six-story behemoth that rivals big-city skyscrapers in terms of sheer size more»

New Embassy Suites Hotel Breaks Ground

Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Crews broke ground recently on the new Embassy Suites at Eddy Street Commons, marking the start of the second and final phase of construction of the $300 million mixed-use development across the street from the University of Notre Dame. Only the third Embassy Suites in the state — and the first outside of Indianapolis — the six-story, 164-room more»