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»

DeSalle Appointed First Executive Engineer in Residence for iNDustry Labs

Published Thursday, November 21, 2019
In a press release issued by the University of Notre Dame earlier this week, it was announced that John DeSalle, president of Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., and vice chairman of the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Development Authority has been appointed the first executive engineer in residence within the University of Notre Dame's newly created iNDustry Labs. more»

South Bend Opens Technology Resource Center

Published Thursday, November 7, 2019
On November 6, the ribbon was cut to welcome South Bend’s Technology Resource Center (TRC) in Ignition Park. The TRC was built with the mission of democratizing technology and catalyzing inclusive innovation in the region. The TRC is a co-location between the City’s Department of Innovation & Technology, South Bend Code School, and the more»

South Bend Region's MFG Day is October 4

Published Monday, September 23, 2019
On Friday, October 4, the sixth annual South Bend Region Manufacturing Day will provide nearly 800 area students with the opportunity to visit local manufacturers, explore education and career opportunities in our community, and see how their classroom learning today is building a foundation for their future success. The South Bend Region Manufacturing Day more»