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Census Reports County Population Growth

Published Friday, April 19, 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that St. Joseph County grew from 269,994 to 270,771, a growth of 777 people or .29 % during the period from 2017 to 2018. This represents the county's second largest growth in population since the Great Recession, and ranks the county 38th in the state for growth. The county has experienced growth each year since 2012. From

Potawatomi Zoo Economic Impact Study Shows $80.88M Impact on SJC

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Potawatomi Zoo recently released its 2016-2018 Economic Impact Study that quantifies economic activity attributable to the Zoo from 2016 through 2018. The study concluded that the cumulative three-year impact of the Potawatomi Zoo on St. Joseph County was $80.88 million and supported 1061 jobs. The Zoo could also be credited with supporting 807 jobs

2019 Michiana Forty under 40 Class Revealed

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019
The 2019 Michiana Forty under 40 class has been selected. The Michiana Forty under 40 program shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and significant community engagement, before the age of 40. This year saw a record number of nominations at 210 received.

South Bend Named Finalist for Smart City North America Awards

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The City of South Bend has been named a finalist for the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s 2019 Smart City North America Awards. The finalist project, Combined Sewer Overflow Real-time Decision Support System, leverages EmNet machine learning technology for efficient water management. Awards are dependent on public voting, which runs through 5:00

United Way Raising Funds for Neighborhood Center

Published Sunday, March 17, 2019
The United Way of St. Joseph County is raising $3.5 million to build a neighborhood center on the city’s southeast side that would be anchored by a child care center but also feature health services and other charities. The building would rise on a vacant corner of Fellows Street and Dubail Avenue, now filled with mowed grass and a tangle of trees and

County Receives $1M in Federal Funding to Enhance Connectivity

Published Friday, March 15, 2019
In a press conference earlier today (March 15), U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski and local leaders announced more economic development investment in St. Joseph County. "We are in a perfect position to lead the way for future growth and innovation. Our position is to get a lot stronger. I'm here today to announce that the Economic Development Administration of the

Event Center and Chocolate Company Land 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

Inaugural IDEA Week Innovation & Industry Awards Open for Submissions

Published Monday, March 4, 2019
IDEA Week will inaugurate two awards series for entrepreneurs, inventors and advanced manufacturers in the South Bend - Elkhart area during its week of events April 8-13. The first, the IDEA Week Innovation Awards, will be held at a ceremony on April 8 at 7 p.m. at the Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend, Indiana. The second, the Industry