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South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Welcomes Director of Education & Workforce

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (July 11, 2019) — The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is pleased to welcome Leighton Johnson as its Director of Education and Workforce, effective July 15th. In this newly developed role, Johnson will lead the South Bend – Elkhart regional efforts in executing strategies focused around increasing the availability of work-ready…

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Regional Cities Mixed-Use Development Project Breaks Ground in Elkhart River District

ELKHART, Ind. (Jun. 18, 2019) – Ground was broken today for a $40 million mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Elkhart, bringing together the private, public and philanthropic sectors as part of an unprecedented partnership aimed at redeveloping the 105-acre River District. Led by Great Lakes Capital, the River Point West development will consist…

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South Bend Ranked Fifth in Top 25 Cities for Creative Professionals in 2019

These Are the Best Cities for Creative Professionals Right Now It’s no secret that simply living in some of the most popular cities in the US has become nearly impossible, thanks in large part to a crappy combo of stagnating wages and ever-rising real estate prices. For folks in creative fields that don’t typically pay…

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Little BIG Idea Grant keeps on boosting Elkhart County kids’ creative ideas

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Little BIG Idea Grant committee members awarded its seventh micro-grant to an Elkhart County resident who is younger than 18. Ten-year-old Oluwatobi Busari’s project to create a regular ongoing music and information radio program aimed at Elkhart County kids will soon be a reality, thanks to the $1,093 grant. Committee…

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Startup Spirit Fuels Growth in the South Bend – Elkhart Region

As the South Bend – Elkhart Region celebrates a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., we know that the work to make the best investment with it is really just beginning. The spirit of entrepreneurship has been a vibrant part of our region for decades and the story of our family company could be…

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