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Startup Spirit Fuels Growth in the South Bend – Elkhart Region

As the South Bend – Elkhart Region celebrates a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., we know that the work to make the best investment with it is really just beginning. The spirit of entrepreneurship has been a vibrant part of our region for decades and the story of our family company could be…

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Immigrant family opens truck camper manufacturer in Elkhart County

GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) – A new family-owned RV business is now open in Elkhart County.Journey RV is the first Latino-owned truck camper manufacturer in the industry. “So many people in the United States came here as immigrants and built their lives, built their businesses. It’s what our country does, it’s how we were founded,” Goshen…

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Indiana Ports Hit Record Shipments

INDIANAPOLIS – The Ports of Indiana is celebrating a record number of shipments in 2018. The state’s three ports, located in Burns Harbor, Jeffersonville and Mount Vernon, handled 14.8 million tons of cargo last year, marking a 21 percent increase over the previous record set in 2015. The organization says it is the first time…

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What Does Regional Diversity and Inclusion Look Like in Flyover-land?

A look at the South Bend — Elkhart Region’s approach to diversity and inclusion. By: Bethany Hartley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Edited by: Jessica Koscher, Chief Development Officer, ADEC “Being original doesn’t require being first. It just means being different and better.” — Adam Grant Our region is best known for two of the most innovative engines in…

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CITY WINS $1 MILLION IN BLOOMBERG MAYORS CHALLENGE

Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the City of South Bend as a winner of Bloomberg Philanthropies U.S. Mayors Challenge, a yearlong competition that challenged city leaders to uncover and test bold, inventive ideas to confront the toughest problems faced by cities today. Nine cities will receive $1 million to begin implementation on potentially breakthrough solutions…

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