Economic development started in Elkhart in 2017 is continuing into 2018. Economic numbers in the first quarter are up.
The city of Elkhart has issued permits for 48 million dollars in new construction and upgrades so far in 2018. If that continues it will outpace 2017’s 144 million in developments. In 2016, less than 60 million dollars was put into such investments.
Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese said the city still faces problems with getting qualified people for available jobs.