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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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Surf Air Wireless, LLC Completes $40 Million Capital Raise and Acquisition of FreedomNet Wireless to Continue Expansion

Indiana-based broadband company completes a $40-million investment with Post Road Group alongside an acquisition of FreedomNet Wireless LaPorte, IN, Jan. 10, 2019 – Surf Air Wireless, one of the leading broadband providers in the Great Lakes regions, announced today it recently completed a $40 million investment with Post Road Group alongside an acquisition of FreedomNet…

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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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South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Welcomes Director of Diversity & Inclusion

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (October 15, 2018) — The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is pleased to welcome Bethany Hartley as its Director of Diversity and Inclusion, effective October 15th. In this newly developed role, Hartley will lead the South Bend – Elkhart regional efforts in executing strategies focused around developing more visibility, connection, mentorship,…

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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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