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New Training Programs Now Available to Regional Startups & Business Owners!

The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is excited to announce two new training programs available to startups and business owners located in the South Bend – Elkhart Region (SBE Region). Startup South Bend Elkhart’s Pre-Accelerator Program is designed to help early stage entrepreneurs validate (or invalidate) their idea while adding to the entrepreneurial ecosystem…

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A region that hustles: Inaugural class of HustleSBE graduates from bootcamp

The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) recently concluded its inaugural bootcamp aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. HustleSBE is a six-session program dedicated to bringing resources on topics including capital, certifications, financial management, and human resources to minority- and women-owned businesses. Participants gathered for interactive learning…

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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 Industry Growth Committee

New data amid the Coronavirus pandemic allows for economic indicators to assess impacts of this epidemic. COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index is a measurement of the negative impact the coronavirus crisis can have on employment based on a region’s mix of industries. According to Chmura Economics & Analytics, JobsEQ, an average Vulnerability Index score is 100,…

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APRIL 2, 2020: UPDATES FROM THE Talent Attraction and Retention Committee

To date, over $34.7 million of the Regional Cities Initiative grant has been disbursed to support a portfolio of 26 quality of life projects in the South Bend – Elkhart region, including recreational and athletic facilities, cultural venues, and mixed-use urban developments. 15 projects are complete, eight projects are under construction, and three projects in…

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