Who We Are
The primary focus of the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership has been collaborative branding and business recruitment efforts to attract new jobs and investments by leveraging the individual strengths, competitive advantages, knowledge, and resources of the region. Partners recognized that by banding together, they could offer a broader range of services, benefits, and competitive advantages to better position the South Bend - Elkhart Region when marketing the region to national and international entities. Partners also recognize that they have more to gain by working together than separately. They understand that a “win” for a particular part of the region is, in many ways, a “win” for all partners and the region. The Partnership has also focused on Developing research tools and assistance and administration/governance for regional efforts
The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership also serves as the Administrator for the Regional Development Authority – which consists of and leverages the vast experience and services of business, academic, philanthropic and government leaders working to transform the region by improving quality of life and spurring population growth.
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 organization serves as a single point of contact for regional communication and seeks to create economic opportunities for all partner members through collaborative promotion, marketing and capacity building efforts.
The Partnership was founded in 2011 by working with community leaders, business executives, government agencies, site selection consultants, and others to help the South Bend - Elkhart region grow its economy. The Partnership is an outcome-based performance entity that serves as a single point of contact for regional communication. It provides companies, site selectors, real estate brokers, and corporate advisers with information and data that will create a favorable image of South Bend - Elkhart as an area for success due to a positive economic environment and strong partnerships.