Why Here

Similar, diverse and everything in-between, St. Joseph County, Indiana, and its communities have it all.

Activity and energy dot the city landscapes, while serenity and the quiet of rural living can be found in the county’s small towns. Cities like South Bend and Mishawaka give residents the taste of mid-size city living coupled with shopping, arts and culture, sports and recreation, not to mention the benefits of having five major universities at our doorstep.

Our cities, towns and neighborhoods reflect a convergence of tradition and transformation. You see, tradition runs deep here. After all, this is the only place the University of Notre Dame has ever called home. And, this is the place where industrial manufacturing was king. While we honor the traditions and history, we’re also a place on the move—where advanced manufacturing, logistics, health care and research are surging.

Much of this transformation is due to our stellar colleges and universities and their partnerships with the public and private sectors. The county’s economic hub, South Bend, is among 10 worldwide cities “reinventing” itself through technology, according to the Smart-Connected Communities Institute.

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