Regional Economic Development Strategy


Visioning has continued for the South Bend-Elkhart Region. A planning framework has been developed beyond the Regional Cities Initiative that continues to envision a prosperous, growing region.

In early 2016, the Regional Development Authority invited 15 leaders from Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties to work together to develop underlying principles for a regional development plan. After discussions over the first half of that year, A Plan for Prosperity, Growth and Inclusion Version 1.0 was drafted.