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County And City Officials To Discuss Mishawaka's Future Economic Development

City of Mishawaka

St. Joseph County and City of Mishawaka representatives will meet tonight, Jan. 25, to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Mishawaka’s economy, and how it might recover in the coming year.

Mishawaka Common Council President Gregg Hixenbaugh said Mishawaka’s retail, restaurant and service industries have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic fallout. 


But with the vaccination campaign underway, he said he believes recovery is on the horizon. He said the informational meeting is a chance for council members to start brainstorming ways they can help get workers and business owners back on their feet.


“We certainly want to be on the lookout for anything that we can do to be of assistance to our local business community and our residents as they return to the workplace," Hixenbaugh said.


The Common Council will hear presentations from the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce, the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership and St. Joseph County’s Director of Economic Development.


Provided the weather doesn’t postpone the plans, presentations will begin at 6 p.m. The public can tune into the meeting via livestream.


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Gemma DiCarlo comes to Indiana by way of Athens, Georgia. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2020 with a degree in Journalism and certificates in New Media and Sustainability. She has radio experience from her time as associate producer of Athens News Matters, the flagship public affairs program at WUGA-FM.
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