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Design moves ahead
for Ignition Park

Ignition Park, the City of South Bend’s technology park being developed on as many as 140 acres, could feature green boulevards, an energy center, canals and a rainwater-harvesting ecosystem, including gray-water reuse and solar- and wind-powered facilities.
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Congratulations to ...

Maryanne Denisi of the Purdue University Extension Office for St. Joseph County won the South Bend ON drawing at the Business Expo for a pair of tickets to the Notre Dame vs. Navy football game on Oct. 29.

Elaine DeWitt of Ziker Cleaners won the Celebrate South Bend gift basket, including tickets to community attractions and other South Bend-related memorabilia.

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A 'green' success story: Erksine Commons, South Bend, Ind.

What's black on top, but has a "green" story underneath? The parking lot at Erskine Commons in South Bend, Ind. Ann Kolata, senior redevelopment specialist with the City of South Bend Department of Community and Economic Development, explains.



Volume 20, Oct. 2011

Focus On

TIF investment transforms South Bend retail district

A once-moribund retail area on the city’s southside has found new life as a thriving center for shopping and dining, thanks to a method of public funding that provides the capital for redevelopment. The tremendous success of the retail district on the southside, which encompasses the site of a mall whose demise in 2004 left a large gap, is now a source of revenue that will benefit the entire community. Read more ...

Business Profile

South Bend company's global connections get a boost

The city of South Bend's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) funds provide an important mechanism for supporting already-flourishing businesses. It's one way the City gives incentives to companies like Schafer Gear Works Inc. to retain and expand business locally.
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Innovation In Government

TIF creates attractive gateway into South Bend

Tax increment financing (TIF) funds approved by the Redevelopment Commission of the City of South Bend have reshaped infrastructure to improve access to Memorial Hospital. At the same time, they have created an inviting gateway into the city along the main thoroughfare that features beautiful green spaces, attractive building facades and innovative technology to handle storm water runoff.
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In Conversation

By Phil D’Amico, director of business growth,
The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County

Phil Newbold, president and CEO, Memorial Hospital and Health System

Phil Newbold has been president and CEO of Memorial Hospital and Health System for 23 years. Under his guidance, Memorial has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States, and within the top 5 percent in rankings of quality and safety.
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