Economic Development


The mission of the Division of Economic Development is to coordinate with public and private agencies to create a climate for growth and to facilitate business and economic development throughout St. Joseph County.

2019 Economic Development Report
2018 Economic Development Report
2017 Economic Development Report
2016 Economic Development Report

Development Areas

The St. Joseph County Redevelopment Commission (RDC) administers four (4) economic development areas across the County.  These economic development areas are the target locations for development opportunities within the unincorporated areas of the County.  The RDC manages TIF Districts within each of the economic development areas and uses increment generated in each of the districts to assist in facilitating development activities.

Additional Information about the RDC economic development areas.

Business Ventures

St. Joseph County is home to some of the most successful technology, finance, educational and health-care related entities in the World. With a highly educated and trained workforce, St. Joseph County possesses the ability to provide a workforce for any business venture.

St. Joseph County is the regional leader in commercial, industrial, educational and cultural opportunities in the Northern Central Indiana and offers everything that your company, and your workforce, could desire in order to conduct a successful business operation.

Business Incentives that are available to locate or expand your business in St. Joseph County.

Indiana Enterprise Center

The County is in the process of undertaking a major planning effort in the northwestern sector of St. Joseph County.  The area master plan will be a comprehensive document that will study a variety of topics like utility systems location and capacity, land use and zoning, open space and recreational opportunities, environmental management and sustainability, and all aspects needed to facilitate development of a regional enterprise center. 

Indiana Enterprise Center Master Plan

South Bend International Airport (SBN) Freight & Logistics Project

The SBN Logistics Freight & Project is a new initiative and is a partnership between the South Bend International Airport, St. Joseph County and the City of South Bend.   The purpose of the project is to study development opportunities for several hundred acres adjacent to the southwest quadrant of the South Bend International Airport.  Additionally, the project will seek to integrate the South Shore (NICTD) passenger service and the Chicago South Shore freight service. 

SBN Logistics Project