Vision 2020 Update
Permitting Excellence Coalition working on 2015 plan
The Permitting Excellence Coalition (PEC) has met twice so far in 2015. All nine jurisdictions are actively participating again this year and in March, they met to work on their strategic plan for 2015, again focusing on the areas of transparency, ease of access & customer service. In April, the PEC focused on transparency, simplifying their process maps using a color coding system, and standardized Vision symbols.
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Regional Cities on a roll
The Regional Cities Initiative has been in high gear since the beginning of May when full funding of $84 million was approved by our state legislators. This is great news, especially after the aggressive push to restore funding made by residents in Northeast Indiana. During the month of May, details were also confirmed surrounding the formation of a Regional Development Authority (RDA) to apply for the Regional Cities Initiative funding. The Regional Partnership staff has been working with municipalities around the region to adopt appropriate ordinances to join the RDA and Regional Cities applicant group. Building on the collaboration required by the Regional Cities Initiative, Kosciusko County has joined Northeast Indiana in our proposal.
Vision 2020 staff have met with regional leaders in the entrepreneurial space
Vision 2020 staff have met with state and regional leaders about the broadband issue
The Partnership working with Whitley and Allen counties regarding US 30 corridor