A knowledge-driven, highly connected region that serves and provides access to a global innovation economy. Recognized for our world-class higher education and community partnerships, superior access and connectivity and high-performing communities, South Bend - Elkhart is the proud home to the University of Notre Dame and a region of connected innovation hubs.

A Region Engaged

South Bend - Elkhart is a growing region centered on a unique density of higher education institutions providing a talented, 21st century workforce complementing the region’s powerful manufacturing base.

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