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8th Annual Area Development Women in Economic Development Conference

In September, Emberton represented the region during the Women in Economic Development Forum in Chicago organized by Area Development in Chicago. The event is designed to allow attendees to network with some of the most influential and active site consultants, industry experts and economic development professionals while gaining insight into current site selection trends and…

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Mishawaka’s Mill at Ironworks Plaza project gets underway

More apartments, shops coming to downtown MISHAWAKA — Two large, grassy blocks on the edge of Beutter Park are shutting down to the public. Within the coming weeks, Spring Street will vanish heading north from the roundabout with the farm windmill at Front Street. So will a parking lot at the park’s western edge. A…

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Pretzels, Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening in Plymouth

Just a year after purchasing a new building, snack producer, Pretzels, Inc. is celebrating the grand opening of its Plymouth facility. In recognition of this impressive project timetable, state and local dignitaries came together on October 17th for a celebratory ribbon cutting and tour of the building located at 2910 Commerce Street. Pretzels will also…

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St. Joseph County invests $2.3 million to land ‘big fish’ in New Carlisle area

Plan aims to attract large companies to New Carlisle area NEW CARLISLE — In recent years, St. Joseph County has invested millions of dollars to develop the rural area near here with the goal of attracting companies and creating jobs. That trend continued on Tuesday as the county Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 to approve…

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David Dixon: The Urban Opportunity & How to Unlock It

The Urban Opportunity and How to Unlock It… from a National Perspective and in The Elkhart Region As the developed world grows younger and older and its economic focus shifts toward knowledge industries, demand is rising for a new generation of walkable urban places to better position communities response to markets and to compete for…

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