SOUTH BEND, Ind. (July 30, 2018) — The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership announced today that local community development professional Jill Scicchitano has joined the leadership team to serve as Director of Industry Growth Initiatives.
In this newly developed role, Scicchitano will focus on advancing regional employment in higher pay traded industry clusters by providing business support and improved infrastructure for the region’s growing companies and industries. She will work directly with the Regional Partnership’s Industry Growth Committee to coordinate and implement key strategies and will serve as the primary point of contact.
Scicchitano brings over ten years of leadership experience developing and implementing strategies for achievement in nonprofit and for-profit organizations. In her most recent role as Executive Director of Downtown South Bend, Inc. (DTSB), Jill was very successful in cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with community partners, industry professionals, residents and business owners. Jill also worked closely with the DTSB Board of Directors to develop and execute business attraction, retention and other strategies.
“Jill is a critical addition to the Regional Partnership’s leadership team,” said Regina Emberton, President and CEO of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership. “She brings a wealth of experience and expertise in business engagement and community development which will have an immediate positive impact on our efforts to grow our regional economy.’
About the 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.
- Helping ENTREPRENEURS thrive.
The Regional Partnership also serves as the Administrator for the Regional Development Authority to allocate Regional Cities Initiative funding to the 26 quality of life projects. 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.
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