SOUTH BEND - South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will Wednesday join city leaders and regional partners for the grand opening of South Bend’s Technology Resource Center in Ignition Park. The ribbon cutting will feature a panel of local tech leaders followed by remarks from the mayor.

The TRC serves as a partnership between the city’s Department of Innovation & Technology, South Bend Code School and the Bloomberg-funded Commuters Trust.

The Redevelopment Commission approved $2.7 million to fund the initial build out of the TRC in 2017. This year, project is being supported by funding from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation Network.

“The Technology Resource Center is an invitation for residents, national partners, and local institutions to learn and problem solve with the city.” said Mayor Buttigieg. “From smart sewers to lifelong learning applications, the city has long benefited from co-building innovative solutions to our most pressing challenges. We look forward to seeing what exciting projects arise at this collaboration hub.”

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