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South Bend-Elkhart Region Among 25 Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Round II

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Building on the increasing demand from local government, business, and civic leaders who aim to develop concrete strategies to integrate immigrants and foster economic growth, New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America are pleased to announce the 25 communities who will receive a Gateways for Growth award in the second year of the initiative.

Private Developer Sought for Sports Complex

Published Thursday, August 24, 2017
With hotels under construction that will add hundreds of rooms in St. Joseph County by next year, tourism officials are focused on a plan that they hope will fill them, at least in part, with young athletes and their families. The county plans to use $1.5 million in hotel-motel taxes to help attract a private developer who would build an indoor sports

City of South Bend to Significantly Invest in City Parks for Overall Improvements

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Today the City of South Bend unveiled My South Bend Parks & Trails, a holistic overhaul of the South Bend parks system. This plan is a combination of park, trail, and riverfront upgrades that will fundamentally change the landscape of South Bend’s shared green spaces throughout the city. Inspired by the community’s request for an improved

$24M Jobs Initiative Launched in Indiana

Published Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Governor Eric Holcomb and new Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo today rolled out Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative. Holcomb says the program will provide more than $20 million over the next two years through grants to support training efforts to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs throughout the state. The Workforce Ready Grant was

The New Notre Dame Stadium

Published Saturday, August 12, 2017
From inside it looks utterly familiar, but also strangely dreamlike. Three tall buildings loom beyond the walls of Notre Dame Stadium. The classic bowl itself looks much as it has in recent years, minus the traditional redwood benches. Those wooden benches have all been replaced with steel benches covered in blue vinyl. There's premium seating, a

Home2 Suites Opens in South Bend Region

Published Thursday, August 10, 2017
There is a new four-story Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel in the South Bend Region, located at 211 E. Day Rd. in Mishawaka. Highlights of the new pet-friendly hotel include 126 suites, fully equipped kitchens, fitness center, laundry area, free internet service and complimentary breakfast for guests. With an extended-stay feel, the hotel also features an

South Bend Regional Economy Shows Continued Strength in 2017

Published Friday, July 28, 2017
The 2nd quarter 2017 Michiana Benchmark Business Index (BBI), compiled by the certified public accounting firm of Kruggel Lawton CPAs, increased from the 1st quarter of this year. The overall Benchmark Index was 58.85 out of a maximum possible score of 100, up over two percent from the 1st quarter. Consistent with nearly all quarterly results of this

A Place for Talent

Published Thursday, July 27, 2017
SEE THE VISION. TAKE ACTION. VENTURE BOLDLY. THAT'S HOW PROGRESS HAPPENS. Cities across the country are competing with one another to attract talent. With availability of talent/workforce the number one consideration site selectors and businesses look at when relocating to a new community, retaining and attracting talent are critical to our region’s


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