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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 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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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

In 2020, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee continues to focus on access – to capital, contracts, and contacts – for women and minorities in the South Bend – Elkhart region. HustleSBE, a regionally-based business bootcamp for women and minority business owners, graduated its first cohort, and applications have opened for the second cohort, HustleSBE Sprint…

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

We recently added the “COVID-19 Economist 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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