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Speaker: Michiana Partnerships Growing

GOSHEN — Community leaders gathered Wednesday morning to hear Regina Emberton, president and CEO of South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership, present information about the Regional Development Authority’s local economic development plan. “Twenty thousand people are coming into Elkhart County every day to work,” Emberton said, emphasizing that communities here are interconnected. This means we need to…

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After a half-century, a Rust Belt town looks to restore its ‘temples’

South Bend was once a thriving center of industry, a beacon for early 20th-century European immigrants. But the city, with a population of 101,000, has suffered a 60-year decline. Six years ago, Newsweek listed South Bend as one of the top 10 dying cities in America. Today, civic leaders are looking to leave their history…

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MACOG awards three communities with technical assistance to create more walkable, bikeable communities

South Bend, Indiana (September 14, 2017) – The Michiana Area Council of Governments is taking an active role in supporting their member jurisdictions that are motivated to design more walkable and bikeable streets. This week, the communities of Goshen, Plymouth, and Warsaw-Winona Lake were selected to receive technical assistance on how to advance walking and…

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The Economic Strength of the South Bend – Elkhart Region is Supported in 2017 Wages & Benefits Report

Released by the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership SOUTH BEND, Ind. (September 5, 2017) — In a survey of employers in the five-county region, the regional economic development organization found more than 85 percent of participants added workers in the last six months, with 42 percent already planning further employment growth in 2017. This…

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2017 Wages & Benefits Survey Now Available

MICHIANA REGION INDUSTRY: This letter is sent as an invitation to take part in Michiana Partnership’s biennial Wages and Benefits Survey. Economic development organizations from St. Joseph, Marshall and Elkhart counties in Indiana, as well as Berrien and Cass counties in Michigan are working together to offer this service to their industries for the 3rd…

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