In our quest to learn from others to make Elkhart a competitive destination where people want to migrate to for quality of life activities, we thought we would share the other cities to which RDIT members have independently traveled, met with leaders, and researched. In selecting these cities, our criteria included: cities with a history in manufacturing, cities on a river, growing cities with smaller populations (not large, metro cities), and cities that are walkable with renowned parks and recreational activities. Browse and click below to learn more about their success.  


Greenville, South Carolina


Louisville, Kentucky


Grand Rapids, michigan


Frederick. Maryland


Asheville, North Carolina

Durham, North Carolina


Evansville, Indiana


Chattanooga, Tennessee


Fort Wayne, Indiana


Des Moines, Iowa