Economic Development

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The Economic Development Council meets each month to champion and support activities that will assist businesses and organizations to reach their goals.

The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce is asking: What we can do to help remove potential hurdles and free the entrepreneurial spirit that has made Elkhart a great economic development engine.


Support economic development in the South Bend Elkhart Region by promoting and facilitating coordination among business community, elected officials, business leaders, and partners; resulting in a vibrant business atmosphere.


Champion and support the goals of the following businesses and organizations, not limited to:

  • Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County
  • South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership Inc.
  • City of Elkhart 2040 Plan & Opportunity Zones
  • Vibrant Communities, Tourism, Hospitality, and other quality of place initiatives
  • Workforce Training
  • Project Propel
  • Education
  • Downtown Elkhart and Community Development

Council Meeting Time: 3rd Friday 8 am

Council Chair: Andrew Asma, Edward Jones Investments and Trevor Wendzonka, Elkhart Public Library

Board Liaisons: Gary Paston, Majority Builders and Anita Wilson, Hopman Jewelers

Staff Liaison: Levon Johnson


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