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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Rea Selected to Indiana 250 List

IBJ Media released today (July 20) its second annual Indiana 250, a list of the state’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders, representing public and private companies, law firms, universities, not-for-profits, government and community organizations. For the second consecutive year, Chamber President and CEO Jeff Rea has been

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Minimize Risk, Generate Rewards

By Jeff Rea, Chamber President and CEO

It’s a pretty simple recipe for economic development success. Minimize risk and uncertainty for developers, reduce time in the development process, and increase the probability of landing a project. You don’t have to look much further than the recent GM announcement in the New Carlisle area to affirm that recipe. Company, State, and Local

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

GM & Samsung SDI Commit to Region for $3B Plus EV Battery Plant

Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced plans to bring a more than $3 billion EV battery cell plant to St. Joseph County, creating 1,700 manufacturing jobs. The new battery cell plant, a joint venture between Michigan-based General Motors and Korea-based Samsung SDI, is scheduled to begin operations in 2026. “GM has long been one of

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Monday, May 1, 2023

Verbio Acquires South Bend Ethanol; Will Invest $230M

By Verbio Press Release

Verbio North America Holdings Corporation announced today (May 1) the signing and closing of a purchase agreement with Mercuria Investments US, Inc. to acquire South Bend Ethanol, LLC, an operating ethanol plant located in South Bend, Indiana. As a global leader in the renewable energy industry, this will be Verbio`s second US production facility following

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

GM Partners with Samsung SDI; Region Still in Mix for EV Battery Plant

General Motors and Samsung SDI announced plans Tuesday to partner on a $3 billion EV battery plant in the United States that local economic development officials still hope will be built on land near New Carlisle. GM originally planned to partner with LG Energy Solution on the fourth such battery plant needed to meet its EV production goals. Other

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Monday, April 24, 2023

2023 Michiana Forty under 40 Class Revealed

The South Bend Regional Chamber announces the recipients of the 2023 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The program recognizes young adults, professionals, executives and leaders, under the age of 40, achieving outstanding professional success while also engaging in his/her community through charitable and civic involvement. An eight-person committee of

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Sunday, April 23, 2023

Workforce and Economic Development Highlights from Legislative Session

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb lauded the conclusion of the legislative session that enacted his 2023 Next Level Agenda providing transformational changes to the way public health is delivered to Hoosiers, historic investments in K-12 education and workforce, pivotal contribution toward the economic development toolkit and another $500 million dedicated to

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Chamber Awarded Community IMPACT Award for Work-Based Learning Initiatives

The South Bend Region’s commitment to creating high-quality work-based learning experiences was well-celebrated during Work and Learn Indiana’s 2023 IMPACT Summit featuring the 17th Annual IMPACT Awards on February 21. The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce was selected as the David R. McKinnis Community Partner. The Indiana Chamber

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