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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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Elkhart Aquatic Center Moving Forward

Inside INdiana Business Crews will soon dive in and break ground on a $65 million fitness and aquatics center in Elkhart. Two people close to the project outline the economic and local community benefits. About the Project COMING 2019… A Community Solution for Fitness, Aquatics and Community Gathering This unprecedented community collaboration provides comprehensive health, fitness, swimming and community center solutions…

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Regional Cities Initiative – 2017 funds may be Available for Additional Projects

Open through mid-July SOUTH BEND, Ind. (June 5, 2017) – Last Fall, the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) allocated Regional Cities funding to a portfolio of projects, each of which is strongly aligned with our region’s goal of creating and sustaining Smart Connected Communities. The eighteen projects selected to receive an allocation…

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Regional Development Authority Votes To Approve Regional Cities Funding Requests

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA (November 10, 2016) – The Board of the Regional Development Authority (RDA) for the South Bend-Elkhart region in North Central Indiana has selected three additional projects to be submitted to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) for funding approval. The three quality of place projects will promote technology training, increase health and…

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Regional Cities Initiave to Advance More Quality of Place Projects in North Central Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 21, 2016) – The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has approved Regional Cities Initiative funding to support three additional quality of place projects in north central Indiana that will promote STEM programming, increase downtown housing options and support the revitalization of historic buildings in the South Bend-Elkhart region. “Indiana is now ranked first…

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