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City of South Bend and enFocus lead partners to develop a toolkit of digital resources for residents

Digital Inclusion Toolkit will help connect the 30% of area residents without home access to low/no cost resources to meet the demands of social distancing South Bend, IN. (May 7, 2020) – enFocus, a nonprofit that attracts talent to regional organizations to catalyze change, has partnered with the City of South Bend to create a…

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New COVID-19 Demographic Data Mapping Tool added to SBERP Website

A new COVID-19 data mapping tool is now available on the Demographic Data page of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership website! Select Map Layer, “COVID-19”, and any of the data subsets for an interactive map view of the South Bend – Elkhart Region.   About the COVID-19 Mapping Tool The interactive GIS data…

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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Industry Growth Committee

New data amid the Coronavirus pandemic allows for economic indicators to assess impacts of this epidemic. COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index is a measurement of the negative impact the coronavirus crisis can have on employment based on a region’s mix of industries. According to Chmura Economics & Analytics, JobsEQ, an average Vulnerability Index score is 100,…

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COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index added to SBERP Sites & Buildings Search

We recently added the “COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index” Layer to our Sites and Buildings Search. As displayed in the graphic below, this feature can be accessed by selecting “COVID-19” from the Layer category options. Once selected, you will then see the checkbox for “Job Loss Vulnerability Index”. Check this box, then Search. Click here to…

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Population in the South Bend – Elkhart Region Increased 1,213 Between 2018 and 2019

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Apr. 2, 2020) — Spurred by increases in international migration and natural increase, the population in the five counties comprising the South Bend – Elkhart Region grew by 1,213 people for a population growth rate of 0.2% between 2018 and 2019. Below is a breakdown for each county. POPULATION GROWTH IN THE…

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