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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Indiana’s Oldest Zoo to Undergo Major Upgrade in the South Bend – Elkhart Region

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Sept. 12, 2018) — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has approved Regional Cities Initiative funding to support significant improvements at the Potawatomi Zoo, one of the region’s most popular quality of place assets. South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and state officials will join Potawatomi Zoological Society executives to break ground on…

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Increasing the Ranks of Women in Manufacturing

Through education and mentorship, women will be encouraged to pursue careers in today’s increasingly technological and innovative manufacturing industries. As a woman who runs a second-generation manufacturing and engineering company, I am a bit of an anomaly — a disruption to the normal pattern we tend to classify as “manufacturing.” One of my professional and…

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