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»

Several Legislative Priorities Approved by Indiana General Asembly

Published Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Indiana General Assembly wrapped up its 2019 session the final week of April. Their chief accomplishment was the approval of the state’s biennial budget, in the amount of $34.6 billion. Other key items included teacher and DCS Funding, and the Hate Crimes Bill. The South Bend Regional Chamber had several bills we were tracking closely related to more»

South Bend & Purdue MEP Receive Industry 4.0 Innovative Workforce Award

Published Friday, May 3, 2019
The city of South Bend and Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership received an Industry 4.0 Award for “Most Innovative Workforce Development Implementation” for their joint project aimed at training incumbent workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies. These participants received a Lean Practitioner Certificate and Lean more»

South Bend - Elkhart Region Awarded $42.4M Transformational Lilly Endowment Grant

Published Friday, April 26, 2019
The University of Notre Dame announced Friday (April 26) a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, which will enhance and link cutting-edge expertise, technologies, workforce development programs and innovation-based facilities throughout the broader South Bend - Elkhart region. more»

Businesses Needed to Participate in Externships

Published Wednesday, April 10, 2019
To prepare students for the workforce, educator externships are an effective conduit through which teachers and counselors can acquire valuable experience within an industry. Through an externship, educators gain industry perspective on the skills training their students will need to be successful in the real world and identify ways to creatively integrate more»

Notre Dame to Host Internship & Career Fair April 17

Published Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Notre Dame wants to help you get connected with talented interns and full-time hires to advance your organization’s mission. In an effort to support startups and established businesses of all sizes in the South Bend/Elkhart region, Notre Dame is hosting a new event, a Regional Internship and Career Fair to introduce you to college student talent. more»

County to Receive $1M Federal Grant to Enhance Connectivity

Published Monday, March 18, 2019
In a press conference earlier today (March 15), U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and local leaders announced more economic development investment in St. Joseph County. "We are in a perfect position to lead the way for future growth and innovation. Our position is to get a lot stronger. I'm here today to announce that the Economic Development Administration of the more»

United Way Raising Funds for Neighborhood Center

Published Monday, March 18, 2019
The United Way of St. Joseph County is raising $3.5 million to build a neighborhood center on the city’s southeast side that would be anchored by a child care center but also feature health services and other charities. The building would rise on a vacant corner of Fellows Street and Dubail Avenue, now filled with mowed grass and a tangle of trees and more»