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Indiana Launches $24M Jobs Initiative

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 more»

The New Notre Dame Stadium

Published Sunday, August 13, 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 more»

New 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 more»

Blackthorn Buys Golf Club of Granger

Published Monday, August 7, 2017
Blackthorn Golf Club announced it has acquired the former Golf Club of Granger, an indoor-golf-themed facility and restaurant formerly located in Toscana Park. The Golf Club of Granger closed its doors in February after two years in business. The Blackthorn Golf Club ownership group, consisting of Tim Firestone, Erik Haag and Joe Herbert, said in a news more»

South Bend Regional Economy Shows Continued Strength

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 more»

Investments in Indiana on Record Pace for 2017

Published Friday, July 28, 2017
INside Indiana Business reports that Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says, if economic development continues at its current rate, 2017 "could be the best year in IEDC's history." The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says, so far in 2017, the state has secured 164 commitments from companies to locate or grow in Indiana. The organization says more»

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 more»

A Conversation with Bill Schalliol

Published Thursday, July 27, 2017
The South Bend Region Economic Development team at the Chamber works closely with local, county, regional and statewide partners to create a climate for growth and attract new business investment. In this article, chamber speaks to Bill Schalliol, executive director of economic development for St. Joseph County, a post he has held since September 2015. more»

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