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First Tribal Casino in State Opens in South Bend

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Four Winds South Bend opened January 16. The state's newest casino is part of a $400 million planned investment that also includes a tribal village on the sovereign territory of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. The casino sits on 166 acres and construction began more than two years ago. The property includes 175,000 square-feet of gaming space and more»

1,000 New Hotel Rooms in South Bend Region

Published Monday, January 15, 2018
According to Visit South Bend Mishawaka (VSBM), the destination management and marketing organization for St. Joseph County, nearly 1,000 new hotel rooms have been added in the county over the past two years. Just after opening 473 new hotel rooms in 2017, another 393 are scheduled to come on line in the coming year, with the possibility of more on the more»

Four Winds South Bend to be a Large Employer in Region

Published Thursday, January 4, 2018
In a report by WNDU-TV, the South Bend Four Winds will open in less than two weeks and immediately become one of the biggeThe South Bend Four Winds will open in less than two weeks and immediately become one of the biggest businesses in town.st businesses in town. "The largest new employer our area has seen in decades, we're talking about 1,200 people more»

Redevelopment in South Bend's East Bank Underway

Published Thursday, December 21, 2017
Developer Frank Perri's company Earth Designs Real Estate is in the midst of transforming the East Bank area, just east of downtown South Bend. Three buildings are all under renovation. The Hoban building (former Access Print Shop) is seeing new plate glass windows, tile flooring and a renovated interior space. Renovations should be completed in more»

Looking Back at 2017 and Ahead to 2018

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
If you work in construction, 2017 was a busy year. If you were looking for a job, you had many options. If a new place to live was on your agenda, there were no shortage of opportunities. Visiting our area, many new dining or lodging options awaited. 2017 was busy, let me remind you of some of the highlights. In South Bend, the Liberty Tower (formerly more»

Birth of a New Events Center

Published Wednesday, December 13, 2017
One local developer’s plan to save a historic South Bend building is nearly complete. Major renovations have taken place at the former Newman Recreation Center, located at Eddy Street and Northside Boulevard across from the Farmer’s Market, over the last year. It’s been reborn as The Armory, an event space that also includes a commercial more»

Idea Week April 21-28 to Showcase Innovation in South Bend-Elkhart Region

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
The University of Notre Dame, along with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and various community organizations and businesses, will host Idea Week April 21-28 (Saturday-Saturday) to highlight strides being made in innovation and entrepreneurship in the region and to inspire creative energy for future success. Idea Week was announced Dec. 1 more»

South Bend-Elkhart Region's Economic and Income Growth Exceeds National Average

Published Thursday, November 30, 2017
Per capita personal income in the South Bend-Elkhart Region grew at more than double the national average in 2016, according to numbers released recently by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income in the region increased by $1 billion, resulting in a $1,436 per person increase in personal income. “This is the one metric that economic more»

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