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Why South Bend?
“Why South Bend?” is more than just a question. It’s a powerful movement for spreading the word far and wide about this All-America City, especially why South Bend’s recognized stature as an emerging center of research and innovation make it a smart choice for businesses to invest, grow and flourish in the technology-driven, knowledge economy of our 21st century.
As a question, it prompts people to think about the many good reasons people choose to live and work in South Bend. The answers give voice to an appreciation for the city as a great place to live, while also sharing a sense of optimism about its future.
As a movement anchored in this web site, “Why South Bend?” is a powerful testimony from local business owners and professionals themselves. It speaks to the valuable presence of the University of Notre Dame, Innovation Park, Ignition Park and South Bend’s many other resources and assets that make this a very smart place for businesses build their future and professionals to launch or advance their careers.
The movement began with asking “Why South Bend?” Respondents have begun to share their answers here as you can see in the center of this page. More people are adding their voices to our Facebook page . We are confident there are plenty more voices like these just waiting to be heard, so we’ll keep asking the question, collecting the answers and posting them right here … for all the world to see.
"When my husband and I were working at the Center for the Homeless here in town, a long-time volunteer once said that 'the true measure of a community is how it cares for its most vulnerable citizens.' It's a dimension of life here that's palpable – so many people are involved in philanthropic and volunteer work that it's more the norm than the exception. There's also a network of young, talented professionals that's not only very active but also very outgoing, making it easy to meet others in just about every sector. People are engaged and generous, eager to make connections. It makes doing business (and life) here a lot easier and more enjoyable."