A Message from the CEO: March 23, 2020


To our Stakeholders,

As you are likely aware, Governors Holcomb and Whitmer have announced temporary orders for residents of Indiana and Michigan to, except for permitted activities, remain home amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is committed to sharing information and connecting companies with resources provided by regional stakeholders, particularly the Local Economic Development Organizations (LEDOs) and Chambers of Commerce, as well as the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) at the state level. Information we receive from our partners will be shared on a real-time basis through our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Please feel free to follow us directly and if you have any information we should share, tag us. The feeds are being aggregated and can be found anytime on our website at: southbendelkhart.org/news/covid-19-updates.

We also invite you to complete the information in this COVID-19 Economic Development Business Form so that we can:

  • Identify companies who are willing and able to help during this crisis;
  • Connect companies with the IEDC to participate in industry-specific conversations at the state level; and
  • Help us determine what needs companies are having so that we could connect you with resources in the short term and identify and aggregate needs to best support our industries down the road.

To access the COVID-19 Economic Development Business Form please, CLICK HERE or copy and paste the URL into your internet browser; bit.ly/SBERPCovid19Form.

Please feel free to reach out to our team anytime and we will work to connect you with the most applicable resources.

Be well,

Regina Emberton, CEcD
President & CEO
South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership


About South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) 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 work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit SouthBendElkhart.org.