Indiana Enterprise Center

Indiana Enterprise Center Boundary Map

Project Overview

The Indiana Enterprise Center (IEC) is located east of the Town of New Carlisle and west of the City of South Bend in northwestern St. Joseph County.  The Core Development Area for the IEC, generally centered between US Highway 20 and State Road 2,  is 7,200 acres and already has over 2,000 acres of development with a variety of tenants like American Electric Power, Air Gas, Carris Reels, Edcoat, Five Star Sheet, Gavilon Grain, Helena Chemical, I/N Tek and I/N Kote, Just Packaging, Navistar, R&L Carriers, Red Hen Turf Farm, St. Joseph Energy Center, Smith Ready Mix, and Unifrax.   The IEC is served by water (Town of New Carlisle), sewer (City of South Bend), natural gas (NIPSCO) and electric (I&M).  In 20210, the IEC and western St. Joseph County (including the Town of New Carlisle) will be fully wired with redundant dark fiber that will be managed by ChoiceLight.  There are two class one rail roads (Canadian National and Norfolk Southern) and one short line rail road (Chicago South Shore) that have the ability to service this site.  The site is located on or near major transportation corridors (I-80/90, US 31, State Road 2, US 20, I-94) and is on a heavy haul route (State Road 2) that connects to the Port of Indiana at Burns Harbor.  The IEC is within 7 miles of South Bend International Airport.

Indiana Enterprise Center - Area Management Plan (Draft and Comments)

As part of the planning process for the IEC, St. Joseph County and its team of consultants thoroughly studied the area existing conditions within the 7,200-acre Indiana Enterprise Center area to mitigate the impacts of future development, while still allowing for area farmers to benefit from prospective land interests, should they choose to reposition their properties, as has been done for more than 2,000-acres within the plan area. These studies were further developed with an eye on balancing proposed industrial development with existing agricultural uses, conservationism and quality of life enhancements that make the Indiana Enterprise Center a 21st Century Park.

Earlier this year, a draft of the first five chapters of the plan, as well as the plan appendix, were posted on-line to allow for public review and public input.  Additionally, hard copies of the plan were made available at New Carlisle Town Hall, New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library, and Zahl's Elevator and Feed Mill in addition to being available at the Department of Infrastructure, Planning & Growth Office on the 11th Floor of the County-City Building in downtown South Bend. The draft plan and the plan sections are available on the County Website in their original form.

As part of placing the plan in the public realm for review and comment, there were specific questions that were included with both the on-line and the hard copy versions of the plan in an attempt to direct discussion to make the public process efficient and engaging.  Additional public comment were also welcome as part of the comment period.  

All of the public comments, in their original form, were compiled and placed into a spreadsheet program to track the responses. Comments were placed into a category and where appropriate, the Chapter of the plan was noted.  

Please click here to review the comments.

In the event that you have additional comments after reviewing the materials, please direct comments to the Antero Group at and the information will be compiled for future updates. 

Bill Schalliol, Esq.
Ex. Director of Economic Development
227 W Jefferson Blvd., Ste 1140
South Bend, IN 46601
P (574) 235-9812
Christian Brown
Economic Development Specialist
227 W Jefferson Blvd, Ste 740
South Bend, IN 46601
P (574) 235-7840
Eric V. Neagu, P.E., LEED AP, AICP
Project Facilitator
Antero Group
P (773) 403-5137