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Regional Cities Mixed-Use Development Project Breaks Ground in Elkhart River District

ELKHART, Ind. (Jun. 18, 2019) – Ground was broken today for a $40 million mixed-use development in the heart of downtown Elkhart, bringing together the private, public and philanthropic sectors as part of an unprecedented partnership aimed at redeveloping the 105-acre River District. Led by Great Lakes Capital, the River Point West development will consist…

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South Bend Ranked Fifth in Top 25 Cities for Creative Professionals in 2019

These Are the Best Cities for Creative Professionals Right Now It’s no secret that simply living in some of the most popular cities in the US has become nearly impossible, thanks in large part to a crappy combo of stagnating wages and ever-rising real estate prices. For folks in creative fields that don’t typically pay…

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Little BIG Idea Grant keeps on boosting Elkhart County kids’ creative ideas

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Little BIG Idea Grant committee members awarded its seventh micro-grant to an Elkhart County resident who is younger than 18. Ten-year-old Oluwatobi Busari’s project to create a regular ongoing music and information radio program aimed at Elkhart County kids will soon be a reality, thanks to the $1,093 grant. Committee…

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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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