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Regional Brand Development Community Survey Launched

Published Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership, in collaboration with numerous community organizations, such as the South Bend Regional Chamber, is launching a Brand Development Project for the region. The goal of this project is to develop a brand and marketing strategy which residents, businesses, community organizations, and local government can more»

Renaissance District in Second Phase of Growth

Published Monday, September 16, 2019
In a statement released today (September 16), Kevin Smith, President and CEO of IQI, the corporate umbrella for several technology, construction and real estate companies based out of South Bend, said “Thanks to the many people and companies who’ve believed in and worked hard to support what we’re doing in the Renaissance District, more»

Four Winds South Bend Announces Expansion

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Today (September 11), Four Winds Casino South Bend announced the addition of a 23-story, 317-room hotel and spa to its Four Winds South Bend campus. The projected two-year build will bring 400 temporary construction jobs and 100 permanent new jobs to support ongoing operations. "Not only is expansion of Four Winds South Bend a significant economic more»

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 Chamber’s 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»
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