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Goshen Theater restoration fund drive gets $1 million infusion

GOSHEN — A $1 million grant has pushed the Goshen Theater restoration fund drive out of its private phase and into its public phase. On Friday the Community Foundation of Elkhart Countygave the money to the theater restoration board as its share of a match challenge. The not-for-profit Goshen Theater Inc. board hopes to raise $5.2 million for…

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Elkhart City officials break ground for River District Project

ELKHART — Elkhart city leaders broke ground on Thursday to start construction on a multi-million dollar project that they believe will be instrumental in revitalizing the downtown area. About 50 people, including community and construction leaders, gathered Thursday morning at the site of the River District Streetscape Project, on Jackson Boulevard and Elkhart Avenue, for…

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Regional Cities Initiative to Increase Housing for Growing Workforce in the South Bend – Elkhart Region

BREMEN and PLYMOUTH, Ind. (Feb. 28, 2018) — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has approved Regional Cities Initiative funding to support two housing projects in Marshall County. Through the north central Indiana’s regional development planning, area job creators identified housing as an obstacle in attracting and retaining talent, with rental availability between one and…

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$65 million Elkhart aquatics center just the beginning of opportunity

ELKHART — Not so long ago, Tom Housand talked about a transformative idea for downtown Elkhart. He’d then challenge the person sitting across the table — in the board room, in coffee shop, wherever — to dream even bigger. He wasn’t the only one. Many set out to have their own one-on-one talks with community…

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Economic strategy aims for 200 new start-up companies by 2025 in South Bend region

Aiming for 200 start-up companies by 2025 SOUTH BEND — A collection of local economic leaders announced last week an effort to attract, develop and nurture 200 new high-potential startups in the South Bend-Elkhart region by 2025. That’s 25 a year, or just over two each month, for eight straight years. Developing a startup with…

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