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SF Motors Acquires AM General Auto Assembly Plant to Build Electric Cars

Published Friday, November 3, 2017
SF Motors, a Silicon Valley electric vehicle (EV) company, today announced that the acquisition of AM General's commercial assembly plant ("CAP") has closed. SF Motors, which is the only EV company to establish its own U.S. and Chinese manufacturing capabilities, will use the plant for upcoming North American EV production as part of its global strategy to more»

South Bend Area Cost of Living Among Lowest in the Nation

Published Thursday, October 26, 2017
The South Bend Region and the State of Indiana scored well in a recent report from niche.com about the cities with the lowest cost of living in America. Fort Wayne was tops in the country, Evansville second and the South Bend Region third. Indianapolis also made the list, coming in at #18. The site bases the rankings on factors including consumer price more»

New Mixed-Use Development Proposed Near US 933 Notre Dame Entrance

Published Thursday, October 26, 2017
A new 25-acre mixed-used development of offices, retail shops, townhouses and apartments might be built at the northeast corner of Indiana 933 and Douglas Road, on University of Notre Dame property near the entrance to the Indiana Toll Road. Preliminary renderings for the project show commercial offices at that corner, with retail shops further within the more»

Transformation of Former Studebaker Complex Takes Important Next Step

Published Wednesday, October 25, 2017
4The revitalization of the former Studebaker complex and the development of the Renaissance District took an important step forward this week (October 24) as developer Kevin Smith welcomed three organizations to the former Studebaker 112 Building this week. A ribbon cutting was held October 24 welcoming: CupPrint is a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant more»

Tri-Pac Chooses South Bend as Its New Home

Published Monday, October 23, 2017
Vandalia, Michigan-based Tri-Pac Inc. has announced plan to relocate to Kenmore Street in South Bend. Tri-Pac contracts with manufacturers of liquid cosmetics and chemicals, such as aerosol cans, to fill and package custom orders. Initial estimates have 40 employees moving from the Michigan site and an additional 20 employees being added. CEO Vikram Shaw more»

Buttigieg Calls for Additional Study on South Shore Project

Published Thursday, September 28, 2017
Mayor Pete Buttigieg wants to explore alternatives to the South Shore Line’s plans to cut a new route through the Ardmore neighborhood, displacing up to 40 households, in order to shave time from the Chicago-to-South Bend trip, he announced Wednesday, September 27. “We owe it to the public to make sure we look hard at each option before we more»

$45M Mill at Ironworks Plaza Breaks Ground

Published Friday, September 22, 2017
Contractors are starting the 20-month project of building The Mill at Ironworks Plaza with 232 apartments, a public and private parking garage and space for restaurants and retail. At Thursday’s groundbreaking, restaurant chain owner Gary Brackett said he signed on as the first tenant because the site “screamed Stacked Pickle,” thanks to more»

South Bend's Tallest Building

Published Friday, September 22, 2017
In early 2012, Chicago-area hotel developer Satish “Sunny” Gabhawala was asking the Common Council to spend $5.7 million from the city’s Rainy Day Fund to buy the parking garage below the beleaguered, 25-story Chase Tower, the city’s tallest building. The hotel and office tower had been in foreclosure for a year and, while still more»

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