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South Shore Project Update

Published Thursday, April 19, 2018
The South Shore project includes double-tracking 16 miles between Michigan City and Gary, as well as the relocation of the South Shore Station in South Bend, all with the goal of reducing travel time from South Bend to Chicago from 2 hours 40 minutes to 90 minutes by 2020. Findings of a study looking at station relocation options are expected soon. The more»

Electric Vehicle Production Coming to South Bend Region

Published Friday, March 30, 2018
On a stage in the heart of Silicon Valley on Wednesday night, a business rolled out a product with major implications for manufacturing in the South Bend Region. SF Motors, the company that in November purchased the former AM General Commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, unveiled a pair of electric vehicles that will be produced there. Challenging more»

IDEA Week Set for April 20-29

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
IDEA Week 2018, a new innovation festival being held here in the South Bend-Elkhart Region, is set to launch April 20-29. The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame is leading the local effort, with a large group of leaders from across the region collaborating on venues and events to ensure year one is a big success. IDEA Week will include a variety more»

South Bend Area Ranked 2nd Lowest Cost of Living in U.S.

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Niche.com, an online neighborhood analysis platform, announced that South Bend has the second lowest cost of living in the country, trailing only Fort Wayne. The analysis included 228 American cities. Three of the top five cities are in Indiana, with Evansville, ranking fifth. According to Niche, the 2018 Places with the Lowest Cost of Living ranking more»

Regional Leaders Support Major Infrastructure Project

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Elkhart, Ind. (March 28, 2018) – During a press conference Wednesday at the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, major supporters of the regional infrastructure project designed to swiftly enhance the economies of 47 cities and towns in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, were announced. The announcement signals an end to the project’s more»

Chamber Endorses Regional Strategic Plan

Published Tuesday, February 6, 2018
This region’s first Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan is here! Today, the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (Partnership) and the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) released the plan. The plan is the culmination of many months of work by hundreds of volunteers from across the region and comes on the heels of the more»

$500M Power Plant to Open in March 2018

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018
After more than two years of construction, the $500 million natural gas power plant in New Carlisle (in St. Joseph County) is set to start operating by the end of March. But, the South Bend Tribune reports that the St. Joseph Energy Center, located east of New Carlisle in Olive Township, will create 21 full-time jobs and has been praised by St. Joseph more»

Regional CFOs Bullish on the Outlook for their Companies

Published Wednesday, January 24, 2018
The 4th quarter 2017 Michiana Benchmark Business Index (BBI) compiled by the certified public accounting and consulting firm of Kruggel Lawton CPAs increased for the third straight quarter. The overall Benchmark Business Index was 61.33 out of a maximum possible score of 100, up slightly from the 3rd quarter. Kruggel Lawton conducts this confidential more»

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