Location and Climate

We’re proud to say that South Bend - Elkhart Region encompass 47 smart , connected communities in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan, and is strategically located 90 miles east of Chicago my car or train. Plus, we are on the beautiful eastern shores of Lake Michigan, along the I-80/90 corridor at I-94. In less than an hour's drive, you can find yourself at a beach along the sand dunes of Lake Michigan or, in the other direction, enjoying quaint Amish Country.

Here, you can actually live where you work, with average commute times of just 20 minutes. The South Bend International Airport is the second busiest airport in the State of Indiana, where you can not only catch a commercial or private plane but also a bus or electric train to Chicago.

Our region offers many varied job opportunities for you and your family. You may also be surprised at the abundance of big city amenities in our area, but reassured to find that we still take the time to nod to our neighbors and welcome our newcomers.