#1 Best state in Midwest for business, Chief Executive, 2016
#1 Best states for doing business, Midwest, Area Development 2014
#1 Number of pass-through highways, IEDC
#1 Total state share of manufacturing employment, IEDC
#1 State for cost of doing business, CNBC 2015
#1 Best State Tax Climate in Midwest, Tax Foundation, 2015
#2 Best state in U.S. for business & careers-regulatory environment, Forbes 2015
#3 Best place to do business in U.S., Pollina Corporate 2015
#4 Best state for cost of living, CNBC 2015
#5 Best state in U.S. to do business, Chief Executive, 2016
#6 Top state for doing business, Area Development 2015
#6 Best economic outlook, ALEC 2016
#8 Best state in U.S. for business, Forbes 2015
#8 Overall best business tax climate, Tax Foundation 2015
#9 Business-friendliness, CNBC 2015 


University of Notre Dame

#1 Best college/university in Indiana & the Midwest, Forbes 2016
#2 U.S. undergraduate business programs-Mendoza, Bloomberg 2016  
#5 100 most beautiful college campuses in the U.S., The Best Colleges 2015
#8 Best research universities in U.S., Forbes 2015
#12 Best private college in the U.S., Forbes 2015
#13 Overall best college in the U.S., Forbes 2015
#18 National university ranking, U.S. News & World Report  
#10 Best undergraduate business programs, Mendoza College of Business, U.S. News & World Report, 2015
#22 Best private colleges in America, Business Insider 2015
#23 Best business school, Forbes 2015


Bethel College

#6 of 367 colleges in the Midwest for Best Bang for the Buck Colleges, Washington Monthly 2016
#48 of 634 national colleges and universities for Top Master’s Universities, Washington Monthly 2016 



South Bend is one of techie.com’s “top 10 unexpected cities for high-tech innovation,” Innovia Consulting.
South Bend is the first city in the world to run its water systems in the cloud, according to IBM.
South Bend is among 10 worldwide cities “reinventing themselves through technology,” Smart+Connected Communities Institute.
Granger is the #3 best city for young families in Indiana, nerdwallet.com, 2015.