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»

Ground Broken on 10-Story Mixed-Use Project in DTSB

Published Monday, December 17, 2018
A vision for a 10-story building in the city's East Bank neighborhood took a step closer to being realized Monday with the groundbreaking of 300 E. LaSalle, a mixed-use apartment, office and retail building from Matthews LLC. David Matthews, developer and founder of Matthews LLC, called Monday's groundbreaking "the home stretch of a mission we set out a more»

Ribbon Cut on $6M Hibberd Building

Published Saturday, December 8, 2018
On Friday, December 7, the official ribbon was cut on The Hibberd, the $6 million restoration of the historic 1926 printing business into apartments and retail in downtown South Bend, 321 S. Main Street, across from the St. Joseph County Public Library. The restoration took 2-1/2 years with design by Epoch Architecture & Planning. The architecture firm more»

ND Forms Strategic Alliance with IN Biosciences Research Institute

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
INside Indiana Business reports that the University of Notre Dame has signed a strategic alliance agreement with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. The IBRI says the agreement will enable both parties to "work together on research covering significant health issues in Indiana and around the world." The partnership will allow more»

ND Unveils Largest Mach 6 Quiet Hypersonic Test Facility in U.S.

Published Friday, November 30, 2018
The University of Notre Dame has completed development of the country’s largest quiet Mach 6 hypersonic wind tunnel. Funded with support from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the AFOSR-Notre Dame Large Mach 6 Quiet Tunnel has a nozzle diameter 2.5 times larger than current quiet hypersonic wind tunnels in the U.S. The $5.4 million more»

Downtown South Bend Library to be Renovated

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018
On November 26, South Bend's Common Council took two actions enabling the St. Joseph County Public Library to move forward with an ambitious Main Library renovation and expansion projected to cost $36 to $38 million. The council voted unanimously to approve a three-way agreement with the library and Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, committing the more»

Indiana Touts Workforce Numbers

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Following last month's unemployment report, Indiana is touting its attractiveness for businesses. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state outperformed much of the nation in key areas of employment and job growth. The state's unemployment rate in October stayed steady at 3.5 percent, which ranks ninth in the nation. The DWD says more»