From its past as an industrial/manufacturing center, South Bend has grown into the regional center for business and commerce; arts, culture, and entertainment; sports and recreation; education, and healthcare. Our community offers big-city amenities in a friendly Midwestern atmosphere. Great jobs, welcoming neighborhoods, and exceptional education opportunities abound. Our museums, performing arts centers, and parks and recreation facilities are world class. We are investing in infrastructure to support cutting-edge technology in business and research. South Bend is leading the way as a 21st Century City!
The heart of South Bend is its residents. While the City works to lay the foundations for economic growth, it is the people of South Bend who have partnered with government to build local businesses, revitalize neighborhoods, foster relationships across cultural boundaries and worked at the grass roots level to build a better South Bend. Through initiatives like City Plan, we are working with the community to envision and implement a growing, vibrant future, while improving the quality of life for all residents, right now.