Area Getting Attention for Logistics

Published Friday, February 8, 2019
Plans for a new Amazon Delivery Center in South Bend aren’t the first major growth in the region’s logistics sector, and won’t be the last according to local developers and industry experts. The focus of that growth has come in areas immediately adjacent to the intersection of the Indiana Toll Road and U.S. 31, a confluence of traffic more»

Ready to Grow St. Joe to Become Initiative of United Way

Published Friday, February 8, 2019
Ready to Grow St. Joe, an Early Childhood Coalition in St. Joseph County, Indiana, will become an initiative of the United Way of St. Joseph County effective March 1, 2019. The program is currently housed with Early Childhood Alliance, a Child Care Resource and Referral agency serving St. Joseph and nine other regional counties, based out of Fort Wayne. more»

Is Amazon Looking at the South Bend Region?

Published Thursday, February 7, 2019
Could online retail giant Amazon be coming to South Bend? A document filed recently with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and others filed with the South Bend Building Department, suggest an Amazon Delivery Center may indeed end up near the airport, on the city’s northwest side. The state document says the Amazon Delivery Center would be more»

A Logistics Hot Spot

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2019
A 2005 Holladay Properties' rendering of the proposed Ameriplex at Portage Prairie development showed 600 acres of land planned for residential, retail, commercial, medical services, research and development, light industrial and office use. While the goal of "mixed-use" didn't quite come to fruition for the development along Adams Road and the east side of more»

Record Cargo Shipments for Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

Published Friday, February 1, 2019
The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon in 2018 registered the greatest volume of cargo through the port since it opened in 1976, handling 9.6 million tons of products - a 41% increase over shipments in 2017 - and stamped it into the record books for its unmatched shipping volumes. The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, one of the largest inland ports in the country, more»

South Bend Among Most Affordable Cities to Retire

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019
As reported in INside Indiana Business, a website focusing on adult communities has included two Indiana cities, South Bend and Indianapolis, in its list of the "20 Most Affordable Places to Retire in 2019." The list from was determined by measuring a variety of criteria such as overall cost of living, median home prices, and local healthcare more»

Opportunity Zones May Spur Investment: City of South Bend Releases Prospectus

Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Last April, Governor Eric Holcomb submitted nominations to the U.S. Department of Treasury for seven Census tracts in St Joseph County to be classified as opportunity zones. These tracts include areas on South Bend's south, southwest and east sides, as well as sections of the Ardmore Neighborhood and central Mishawaka. All seven of the zones were approved. more»

Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance Merges with Four Flags Area Chamber with SBR Chamber Providing Support

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Board of Directors from both the Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce (FFACOC) and the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance (SMEGA) have announced the completion of the merger of the two organizations. The new organization will be known as the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), effective January 1, 2019. Over the past year, the two more»