Engaged, Invested, Committed
The University of Notre Dame is engaged, invested, and committed to PreK-12 education, community development, civic leadership and government relations. Through its Office of Public Affairs, the University collaborates with the community to create a prosperous and healthy environment in which to live, work, and raise a family. The new hydroelectric facility along the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend is the latest example of the University's investment in the community. Notre Dame partnered with the city and Indiana Michigan Power on the project: Looking to the past to power the future.
Notre Dame dedicates hydro facility along St. Joseph River in South Bend
The University of Notre Dame recently dedicated a new hydroelectric facility along the St. Joseph River. As a source of clean, renewable energy, the state-of-the-art facility will generate an estimated 7 percent of the electricity for campus and offset 9,700 tons of carbon dioxide annually, benefiting both the University and surrounding community.
Notre Dame is a major contributor to the economic vitality of the city of South Bend, St. Joseph County and the state of Indiana. As a national — and, increasingly global — institution, Notre Dame also has a growing influence on the world beyond South Bend.
The Office of Public Affairs is dedicated to the University’s contribution to the ongoing development of the local economy and also how a strong partnership with the community benefits Notre Dame as well. Growth in jobs, spending and other economic indicators show a vibrant university and a willing, supportive surrounding community.
$2.46 billion annual economic impact within the region
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Public Affairs is the Notre Dame liaison for areas that include business, state and local government, nonprofit organizations, preK-12 education and community engagement.
In addition to the team in the Office of Public Affairs, the University of Notre Dame has faculty and staff partners across campus that engage with our community at-large. For more information on campus/community engagement, visit engagement.nd.edu.