Resources & Connections Offered for Startups

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Startup South Bend - Elkhart (Startup SBE) serves as a hub for entrepreneurial ecosystem-building resources and connections. Since launching in 2016, the non-profit partnership brings together individuals with passion, interest, and experience around startups and entrepreneurship. While resources are always available on, Startup more»

Regional Rail Line Projects Get Federal Funding

Published Friday, August 24, 2018
The Federal Railroad Administration has awarded over $203 million in grant funding for 28 projects in 15 states to help with the deployment of positive train control (PTC) systems. Two of the projects involve the South Shore line in here in Northern Indiana. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District was awarded just over $8 million to complete more»

South Bend Launches Digital Center

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2018
As part of a broader effort toward digital inclusion, the City of South Bend, St. Joseph County Public Library (SJCPL), and St. Joe Valley Metronet have partnered to launch a Center for Learning, Information, Connectivity, and Knowledge (CLICK) at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. The sites will be equipped with high-speed Internet, public Wi-Fi, more»

Internships are Your Competitive Advantage

Published Friday, August 17, 2018
Everyone knows the value of internships, but does your organization run a strong intern program that maintains a pipeline of highly qualified candidates for full-time roles? Internships and other forms of experiential education help students make a seamless transition to the world of work and are a perfect vehicle to increase retention rates, complete more»

South Bend Wins Small-Scale Manufacturing Technical Assistance Grant

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018
After a competitive application process, South Bend has been selected by the national organization Smart Growth America to receive technical assistance that will support local efforts to use small-scale manufacturing as a strategy to create inclusive economic opportunity and enhance quality of life. South Bend has made a commitment to engage and empower more»

Sept. 18 Regional Economic Summit to Focus on Early Learning

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Ready to Grow St. Joe welcomes regional business and community leaders to join the work of building a thriving economy by ensuring a sustainable, high quality, affordable early learning system is in place. At this event, local and statewide experts will learn how childcare and workforce play hand in hand, and how companies can better support their more»

ND Launches Center for Civic Innovation

Published Thursday, July 19, 2018
The University of Notre Dame's College of Engineering, in partnership with Notre Dame Research, the Center for Social Concerns and the IDEA Center, has launched the Center for Civic Innovation to focus on innovative solutions to community and quality of life issues. The center will bring Notre Dame together with local stakeholders to find solutions to more»

South Bend | Elkhart Awarded $1.7M In Skill UP Funding

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The South Bend Regional Chamber, Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation and Horizon Education Alliance partnered to secure $1.7 million in funding to support and advance the alignment of education and training in our region to meet industry needs. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) created the Skill UP Grant opportunity to assist regions more»