Looking Back at 2016: Part 2

In a previous column, I took a look back at some of the great successes in 2016 related to residential, hospitality and retail development. I’d like to take a closer look now the office, industrial...... Read More

Looking Back at 2016: Part 1

The Indiana Regional Cities Initiative was designed to help communities across Indiana come together to transform their regions into nationally-recognized destinations to live, work and play. Our r...... Read More

High Density Housing Boom

I had an opportunity recently to join the celebration of the grand opening of the River Rock Apartment Project on West Mishawaka Avenue in Mishawaka . The $15 million project includes 73 one- and t...... Read More

Building Our Future Workforce

So who is responsible for making sure today’s students are prepared for tomorrow's jobs? Ask different people and you’ll get different answers. The truth is that responsibility doesn’t fall to any...... Read More

Lockout a Lose, Lose, Lose

Makeshift tents have been built to shield locked out workers from the rain and hot sun near the Honeywell Plant on South Bend’s west side. They have replaced the fire barrels that once stretched al...... Read More

Celebrating Entrepreneurs

Indiana recently celebrated Entrepreneurship Week, honoring entrepreneurs and the great risks they have taken to launch a new business and the contributions they make to Hoosier communities. Entrep... Read More

Thriving Communities, Thriving State

I hope we all share a common goal for our region and state, to see it thrive. It seems simple and logical, if our area prospers, flourishes, advances, succeeds or booms, we all win. Thriving can me...... Read More