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South Bend - Elkhart Region Designated 21st Century Talent Region

Published Friday, January 17, 2020
Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo joined state and local officials today to announce the South Bend - Elkhart Region as the year’s first 21st Century Talent Region, a statewide designation awarded to Indiana communities focused on working collaboratively to attract, develop and connect talent. “The South Bend -

Notre Dame's IDEA Center Launches 32 Startups in 2019

Published Thursday, January 16, 2020
The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame launched 32 startup companies in 2019, matching the 32 it produced from 2017 to 2018. These additions bring the total number of startups since the IDEA Center’s founding in 2017 to 64 and the total number of official Notre Dame startups to 86. In 2019, the University’s 64 active startups, 16 of

Royal Excursion Expanding Service

Published Monday, December 16, 2019
Royal Excursion, the leading charter bus and luxury transportation provider in Northern Indiana and serving the greater Midwest, has announced plans to expand the company’s service operations in all of Michiana and Northwest Indiana, including the lines connecting the University of Notre Dame and Chicago airports. “We are very excited to

Per Capita Income Grows in the South Bend Elkhart Region, Slower Than the National Pace

Published Friday, December 13, 2019
Per capita personal income (PCPI) continues to grow in the South Bend – Elkhart Region, but at a slower rate than in recent years and not as fast as the nation. The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the 2018 PCPI data in November. From 2017 to 2018, PCPI in the South Bend - Elkhart Region grew 3.66%, compared to the nation’s rate

Tribune to Relocate to Studebaker Campus

Published Monday, November 11, 2019
After 98 years at the corner of Colfax Avenue and Lafayette Boulevard, the South Bend Tribune will soon move its offices less than a mile south — to a former Studebaker assembly plant — as it adapts to a changing media landscape. The Tribune this week will start temporarily relocating to Union Station, 506 W. South St, near Four Winds Field. A

Chamber to Produce County Street Map

Published Thursday, November 7, 2019
While we understand a good number of people use GPS to navigate the area, we still have a huge demand to continue with production of the print St. Joseph County street map. The fold-out detailed street map covers South Bend, Mishawaka and all of St. Joseph County. 10,000 maps will be produced, and are included in all relocation packets, and distributed at

Ribbon to be Cut on South Bend's Technology Resource Center

Published Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Mayor Pete Buttigieg will join City leaders and regional partners for the grand opening of South Bend’s Technology Resource Center (TRC) in Ignition Park on November 6, 2019. The ribbon cutting will consist of a 9:00 a.m. panel of local tech leaders followed by remarks from Mayor Buttigieg. The TRC was built with the mission of democratizing

Q3 CFO Survey Indicates Businesses Holding Steady

Published Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The third quarter 2019 Michiana Benchmark Business Index (BBI), compiled by the certified public accounting and consulting firm of Kruggel Lawton CPAs, showed improvement for the second straight quarter after reaching its lowest level ever in the first quarter of 2019. The overall third quarter BBI was 54.78 out of a maximum possible score of 100, an