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Mueller Appoints Diversity Compliance/Inclusion Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 23, 2020 Mueller Appoints Diversity Compliance/Inclusion Officer Today Mayor James Mueller announced the appointment of Michael A. Patton as the City’s second Diversity Compliance/Inclusion Officer. In this position, Patton will drive inclusive practices within the City and chart the strategy for and implementation of the inclusive procurement and contracting ordinance for…

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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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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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Economic Outlook: Manufacturing Day 2018

Last month, most of the communities in our region hosted a Manufacturing Day event, inviting students to leave the classroom and see firsthand what today’s manufacturing jobs look like. While there, students also got to hear directly from employees about their career path and necessary training. Manufacturing Day aims to address common misconceptions about manufacturing…

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Notre Dame economic impact on region is $2.46 billion

The University of Notre Dame’s impact on the region through its operational and capital investments; research spending; spending by students, visitors and event attendees; and increased wage premium earned by graduates is $2.46 billion annually, according to a newly released economic impact study. The report draws from the most recent available data from fiscal year…

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