Saint Mary's College in South Bend, IN
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Saint Mary's College in South Bend, IN / Matt Cashore
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South Bend, IN

South Bend is a midsize Midwestern city in Northern Indiana that’s steeped in tradition yet full of surprises. 

As home to the University of Notre Dame, it’s a great place to cheer on the Fighting Irish on game day. But as one of the nation’s premier research institutions, Notre Dame also is leading innovation across disciplines that is solving the world’s problems — and galvanizing industry in the region. 

Resources like its IDEA Center and partnerships via INDustry Labs — plus access to the nation’s densest concentration of dark fiber — make South Bend a great place to start a business

Industries like education, health care, professional services, warehousing and logistics, and advanced manufacturing are thriving.

And, with housing prices much lower than the national average, the cost of living in South Bend can’t be beat.

You’ll also find tons of fun things to do, including outdoor recreation, concerts, breweries, amazing restaurants, shops, sporting events, parks, trails and more — yet it’s all found in a relaxed Midwestern community where the locals are friendly and welcoming. It’s a place where residents choose to stay and visitors choose to relocate. 

Ready to find out a little more about what makes South Bend, IN, a great place to live? Read on!

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