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Potential Partners

Indiana Brownfields ProgramThe following is a list of organizations/stakeholders that often become involved in brownfields redevelopment. When beginning a brownfield project in your community, please consider partnering with others who may also share your goals and have additional expertise to offer your project. While not every entity on this list may be applicable to your situation, the list may offer ideas of possible partnerships.

Local Government - Public

  • Elected Officials
  • Health and Housing Departments
  • Planning/Redevelopment Commissions

Local Business - Private

  • Attorneys
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Consultants
  • Developers
  • Lending Institutions
  • Realtors
  • Small Business Associations
  • Utilities

Local/State Interest Groups - Private & Public

  • Churches
  • Community Leaders
  • Community Members
  • Environmental Groups
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Historic Preservation
  • Media

Neighborhood Associations/Community Development Corporations (CDCs)

  • Schools/Universities
  • Trade Associations
  • Urban Leagues

Local Units of Government

  State Government Agencies - Public


Technical Resources (analytical methods, remediation technology, etc.)



Mention of non-Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) Web site links does not constitute an IFA endorsement of their contents, only an acknowledgment that they exist and may be relevant to our brownfields redevelopment stakeholders.

Project Highlights

A former Studebaker facility has been redeveloped into a new transfer/recycling station in South Bend, referred to as Green Tech Recycling (Green Tech). This is a great example of how thinking green for the environment can bring cost savings, new jobs, and community enrichment.

After a long industrial past, the former Studebaker Plant 8 facility sat vacant for 12 years. Mother Earth LLC (Mother Earth) then acquired the property in 2005 and invested $4 million for its demolition, remediation, and redevelopment. The Indiana Brownfields Program provided $45,123 in assessment and remediation grants to Saint Joseph County for the project, and the City of South Bend provided $67,000 in funding from a brownfield assessment grant that it received from the U.S. EPA.