Startup South Bend – Elkhart Website Wins Annual Mid-America EDC Entrepreneurial Award

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (December 11, 2017) — The Mid-America Economic Development Council presented its annual Economic Development awards at the 2017 Mid-America Competitiveness Conference & Site Selector Forum, held December 3-5 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Chicago.

This program recognizes outstanding efforts in development of marketing materials, marketing events and economic development efforts in the Mid-America region states.

Award entries were accepted in two markets per category – large market (annual marketing budget over $100,000) and small market (annual marketing budget under $100,000).

Entrepreneurial Award
Unique approaches to enhancing the Entrepreneurial culture in your city or region. Unique approaches for assisting young companies through the start-up/early stage of a business life cycle.

Small Division:
* Winner – Startup South Bend – Elkhart Website – South Bend, IN

Regina Emberton and Sarah Niespodziany of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership attended the conference and accepted the award on behalf of Startup South Bend – Elkhart. To view Startup South Bend – Elkhart’s Entrepreneurial Award submission, Click here.

Click here to view the full awards press release.
Click here to view more details about this year’s winning submissions.

About the Mid-America Economic Development Council
Mid-America EDC members are dedicated economic development professionals who share best practices to add value in their organizations and communities. Mid-America EDC is a multi-state association dedicated to being the leading resource for making contact with site selectors, advancing regional economic development programs, and accessing thought leadership.

About Startup South Bend – Elkhart
Startup South Bend – Elkhart was formed by the Regional Development Authority in partnership with Elevate Ventures to promote and foster the creation of an entrepreneurial ecosystem in the South Bend – Elkhart Region by stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit and culture in our citizens, identifying and nurturing new business startups and supporting the growth of existing high potential businesses.

About Elevate Ventures
Elevate Ventures‘ mission is to nurture and develop emerging and existing high-potential businesses into high-performing Indiana-based companies through advisory services and capital investments. Elevate Ventures oversees all 21 Fund programs as well as several other entrepreneurial assistance and investment programs.


Media Contact:
Regina Emberton
South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership