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APRIL 2, 2020: UPDATES FROM THE Talent Attraction and Retention Committee

To date, over $34.7 million of the Regional Cities Initiative grant has been disbursed to support a portfolio of 26 quality of life projects in the South Bend – Elkhart region, including recreational and athletic facilities, cultural venues, and mixed-use urban developments. 15 projects are complete, eight projects are under construction, and three projects in…

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APRIL 2, 2020: UPDATES FROM THE Education and Workforce Committee

Both the resiliency and strength of the South Bend – Elkhart region’s education-workforce ecosystem was tested within recent weeks. Evident through operational shifts, education providers have had to transition to e-learning nearly overnight, and most companies are requiring their employees to work remotely. While several in-person activities are set to be postponed and/or cancelled until…

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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Entrepreneurship Committee, Startup South Bend – Elkhart

Startups will face challenges in the coming months due to the spread of COVID-19. Startup South Bend – Elkhart (SUSBE), the Entrepreneurship Committee of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, recently renewed their partnership with Elevate Ventures to extend through 2022. This partnership continues to strengthen SUSBE’s ability to support the ongoing development and…

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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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Mueller Appoints Diversity Compliance/Inclusion Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 23, 2020 Mueller Appoints Diversity Compliance/Inclusion Officer Today Mayor James Mueller announced the appointment of Michael A. Patton as the City’s second Diversity Compliance/Inclusion Officer. In this position, Patton will drive inclusive practices within the City and chart the strategy for and implementation of the inclusive procurement and contracting ordinance for…

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