Regional Opportunities Alliance

The Regional Opportunities Alliance supports the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership by enabling a long-term systemic approach toward advancing the region’s economy. We value our Alliance members for the lasting impact their leadership and financial support provide for the prosperity of our region.

Investment in the Alliance goes directly toward execution of the activities outlined in the Regional Economic Development Strategy plan, including:

  • 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.

We are optimistic about the future. The soil is fertile for a renaissance. As we look around the region, we see new initiatives emerging from the foundation of hard work and entrepreneurship that has made the region historically strong.  We are excited and are ready to get to work on enacting the plan and growing per capita personal income in the region.

To learn more about how you can join us in securing a prosperous future for the South Bend - Elkhart Region, please contact Regina Emberton at 574.400.5432.

Make your contribution directly. Contributions start at $2,500. Let’s get started:

Colleges & Universities

  • Ancilla College
  • Bethel College
  • Goshen College
  • Holy Cross College
  • Indiana University South Bend
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Purdue Polytechnic Institute
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • University of Notre Dame

Community Foundations

  • Community Foundation of Elkhart County
  • Community Foundation of St. Joseph County
  • Marshall County Community Foundation

Partners & Stakeholders

  • Economic Development Corporation
    of Elkhart County
  • Elevate Ventures
  • enFocus
  • Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce
  • Indiana Economic
    Development Corporation (IEDC)
  • Marshall County Economic
    Development Corporation
  • Michiana Area Council
    of Governments (MACOG)
  • South Bend-Elkhart Regional
    Development Authority
  • South Bend Regional Chamber

Local Government

  • City of Elkhart
  • City of Goshen
  • City of Mishawaka
  • City of Nappanee
  • City of Plymouth
  • City of South Bend
  • Elkhart County
  • Marshall County
  • St. Joseph County

Private Industry

  • 1st Source Foundation
  • Beacon Health System
  • Garatoni Smith Family Foundation
  • Graham Allen Partners
  • Hoosier Racing Tire
  • InterCambio Express, Inc.
  • Kem Krest
  • Judd Leighton Foundation
  • Lake City Bank
  • Ron and Lisa Fenech Foundation
  • Specialized Staffing, Inc.

Utilities & Transportation

  • Indiana Michigan Power
  • South Bend International Airport