According to Inside INdiana Business, downtown South Bend is calling a recent power outage “disruptive and devastating” to the city. The organization estimates the interruption had a $3 million negative economic impact on businesses.
Inside INdiana Business reports that in a memo to the city, businesses, the power company and local media, the organization says more than $125,000 was also spent by local employers to keep further damage from occurring.
It estimates the affects could have been double without the support of donated equipment.
Source: Downtown South Bend Inc., Inside INdiana Business