Industry Growth


No matter what industry your company is in, the South Bend-Elkhart Region is ready to provide the people and other resources you need to achieve your goals. We offer a central location with one of the nation’s best transportation infrastructures, more than 400,000 skilled workers, abundant utilities and water, extensive educational assets, and business-friendly governments

Food & Agribusiness

The South Bend - Elkhart Region’s agricultural inputs such as fruits, vegetables, corn, soybeans, hogs, cattle, and poultry, and our abundant, affordable water, electricity, and natural gas – coupled with extensive transportation – makes us an ideal location for processors and packagers.

Logistics & Distribution

The South Bend - Elkhart Region’s central location and multi-modal connectivity with the rest of the nation and the world provide the road, rail, water, and air connections you need to move your products quickly and affordably.

Advanced Manufacturing

We have long been a magnet for manufacturers – especially innovators who led their industries in quality and productivity in industries such as recreational vehicles, machine parts, and precision components. We’re in the heart of the nation’s auto industry corridor.

Technology & Life Sciences

Home to leading-edge companies in IT, nanotechnology, and the life sciences, thanks to resources such as the University of Notre Dame’s Midwest Institute for Nanotechnology, the Notre Dame Turbomachinery Laboratory and Innovation Park.