2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
City of South Bend, IN
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
Indiana

By engaging an entire city department in the Drucker Institute's Playbook for the Public Sector leadership-training program, the South Bend Department of Community Investment has created a new dimension of performance in spurring investment in a stronger South Bend. From July 2013 through May 2014, projected investment in the local economy has more than quadrupled over the previous year while unemployment has dropped by 25 percent.