2021 South Bend – Elkhart Regional Wages and Benefits Survey Now Available


The survey is open from May 3, 2021 through June 15, 2021

SOUTH BEND – ELKHART REGION (May 3, 2021) – The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership in collaboration with the economic development organizations from Elkhart, Fulton, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, and St. Joseph County in Indiana, as well as Berrien and Cass County in Michigan are working together to offer this service to regional organizations.

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership invites regional companies to participate in the Benefits portion of the survey. The survey website is open now through June 15, 2021. To access the survey, click here or copy and paste the URL into your internet browser: bit.ly/2021wagesandbenefits.

“The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Wages and Benefits Survey and Report is a highly valuable tool that has helped our company in understanding not only the big picture, but a detailed look at trends on compensation and benefits in the region,” said FDC Graphic Films, Inc. Chief Financial Officer, Tammie Nelson. “The report allows our company to gain insights and a competitive analysis as we make important decisions.”

This year, the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is partnering with Braun Analytics to facilitate a shorter survey refined to compile information on benefits, including health insurance plans and costs, time off, retirement plans, financial incentives, workplace practices such as training opportunities, wellness incentives and childcare assistance, and other areas. The information from the benefits survey is confidential with information that identifies employers separated from the survey data. The Benefits Survey will be combined with curated wage data published by EMSi, a labor market analytics firm, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics to deliver a comprehensive 2021 Wages and Benefits report for the South Bend – Elkhart region, which will be available to all participants in August 2021.

Participation is a crucial part of this assessment and the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership encourages participants to take the time to be accurate and thorough. The survey outcomes will be beneficial to regional companies, communities, and the South Bend – Elkhart region as a whole!

Should you have questions as you proceed, please contact Jill Scicchitano, Director of Industry Growth for the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership.

To access the most recent report, click here to view the 2019 Wages and Benefits Report for the South Bend – Elkhart region.

About South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 smart connected communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The Regional Partnership focuses on a long-term systemic approach to advance the region’s economy by aligning the efforts of various stakeholders around five key areas: Educating a world-class WORKFORCE, Recruiting and retaining great TALENT, Attracting and growing new economy companies in complement to our remarkably strong manufacturing INDUSTRIES, Promoting INCLUSION and sparking opportunities for minorities and Helping ENTREPRENEURS thrive. The Regional Partnership seeks to unify and collaborate so that together, the communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit SouthBendElkhart.org.


Media Contact:
Jill Scicchitano
South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
574.344.4686 ext. 4806