2019 VSBM Tourism Capital Development Fund Recipients Announced

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2019
With assistance from the St. Joseph County Hotel-Motel Tax Board, Visit South Bend Mishawaka (VSBM) has contributed $500,000 in funding to benefit the advancement of St. Joseph County (SJC) as a tourism destination. Funded projects will improve visitor experience while providing critical assistance toward tourism product development. The Tourism Capital more»

Event Center & SB Chocolate Receive State Tourism Grants

Published Friday, March 8, 2019
Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development have announced $470,000 in Destination Development Grants awarded to the city of LaPorte and South Bend Chocolate Co. The chocolate company plans to use the grant to construct a new factory and Laporte will use the funds to complete the Dunes Event Center with trails, parking more»

Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Teams with South Bend to Train Companies to Implement Lean Principles

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019
Workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies recently completed Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) Team Member Lean Certificate Training and Lean Practitioner Implementation Certificate programs. The cost of the training was covered by grant funds from the South Bend mayor’s Pathways On Demand Workforce Development more»

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»