South Bend Wins $1M in Bloomberg Mayors Challenge

Published Thursday, November 1, 2018
The City of South Bend is a winner of Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S. Mayors Challenge, a yearlong competition that challenged city leaders to uncover and test bold, inventive ideas to confront the toughest problems faced by cities today. Nine cities will receive $1 million to begin implementation on potentially breakthrough solutions to homelessness, the more»

Notre Dame Has $2.46B Economic Impact

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Every five years, the University of Notre Dame measures itself and its impact on the local and regional economy by conducting an impact study. This year’s Economic Impact Report uses data primarily from fiscal year 2017, and includes a broader geographic area beyond South Bend and St. Joseph County, to include Elkhart and Marshall counties. In more»

IDEA Center Establishes $22M Seed Fund for Early-Stage Startups

Published Thursday, October 11, 2018
The Notre Dame IDEA Center, established in 2017 to spur innovation and commercialization efforts at the University, has established a separate for-profit investment fund to accelerate promising early-stage technologies and startup ideas toward development. Drawing on the IDEA Center’s race car-related branding, the Notre Dame Pit Road Fund will more»

MFG Day 2018 is October 5 in the South Bend Region

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
On Friday, October 5, the fifth annual Manufacturing Day in South Bend will provide more than 600 area high school students with the opportunity to visit local manufacturers, explore education and career opportunities in our community, and see how their classroom learning today is building a foundation for their future success. In addition, several tour more»

South Bend Program Pays Employers for Additional Employee Training

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018
If you are a City of South Bend-based company and have employees you would like to promote, but they require additional training with credentials that would warrant a promotion and/or raise, the City of South Bend’s “ON DEMAND” program would like to support your company in this endeavor. If your company and employees meet all the more»

Additive Manufacturing Flourishing in Region

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
The South Bend - Elkhart Region, a five-county region representing Marshall, Elkhart and St. Joseph counties in Indiana and Cass and Berrien counties in Michigan has all the pieces to turn powdered metal and a plan into a durable prototype or part. The inaugural Additive Manufacturing Regional Summit on July 26, 2018 demonstrated not only what's possible, more»

Gov. Holcomb Outlines Next Level Connections Program

Published Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced on September 4 his infrastructure agenda plan for 2019, including a new $1 billion investment in infrastructure projects. The Next Level Connections program will expand broadband services in rural Indiana, grow the state’s systems of trails, create more nonstop international flights, and move up the completion of major more»

Summary of Downtown South Bend Development

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018
A summary of downtown South Bend development includes: // Three Twenty at the Cascade, a first-phase project being developed on the old Wharf site just east of downtown South Bend, across from the St. Joseph River, is a seven-story structure that will include 18 luxury condominiums, a parking garage, and one street-level restaurant fronting the St. Joseph more»