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Regional Development Authority votes to approve Regional Cities funding requests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Transformational project funding recommendations now move to IEDC for final approval SOUTH BEND, Ind. (September 22, 2017) — Last week, the Board of the Regional Development Authority (RDA) for the South Bend-Elkhart region in North Central Indiana met to consider requests for Regional Cities Initiative funding. The RDA is responsible for disbursement…

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Speaker: Michiana Partnerships Growing

GOSHEN — Community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to hear Regina Emberton, president and CEO of South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership, present information about the Regional Development Authority’s local economic development plan. “Twenty thousand people are coming into Elkhart County every day to work,” Emberton said, emphasizing that communities here are interconnected. This means we need to…

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After a half-century, a Rust Belt town looks to restore its ‘temples’

South Bend was once a thriving center of industry, a beacon for early 20th-century European immigrants. But the city, with a population of 101,000, has suffered a 60-year decline. Six years ago, Newsweek listed South Bend as one of the top 10 dying cities in America. Today, civic leaders are looking to leave their history…

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MACOG awards three communities with technical assistance to create more walkable, bikeable communities

South Bend, Indiana (September 14, 2017) – The Michiana Area Council of Governments is taking an active role in supporting their member jurisdictions that are motivated to design more walkable and bikeable streets. This week, the communities of Goshen, Plymouth, and Warsaw-Winona Lake were selected to receive technical assistance on how to advance walking and…

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25 Communities Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Round II

New Cohort of Local Leaders Commit to Welcoming & Integrating New Americans SOUTH BEND, Ind. (September 13, 2017) — Building on the increasing demand from local government, business, and civic leaders who aim to develop concrete strategies to integrate immigrants and foster economic growth, New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America are pleased to announce…

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