Regional Development Authority

In Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana, our pride is rooted in our gritty determination and creative ability to adapt. We forge new opportunities to create meaningful change for our residents and your business. In 2015, that change included creating the largest Regional Development Authority (RDA) in the state.

The Northeast Indiana RDA was formed to apply for funds available through the state’s Regional Cities Initiative, which seeks to make Indiana a magnet for talent attraction by funding transformative quality-of-place projects. Northeast Indiana won $42 million through this state initiative, and now the RDA is charged with implementing those funds to best reach the goals of increasing economic growth, increasing population growth, and enhancing the region’s national brand identity.

We have the vision, the plan, and the courageous leaders needed to transform potential into progress.
Funding

So how do we reach those goals? By implementing the region’s Road to One Million plan. The Road to One Million plan contains nearly 70 quality-of-place projects and $1.5 billion in investment in the region. We believe using the Regional Cities funds to begin implementing this plan will help Northeast Indiana reach its goal of a population of 1 million by 2031.

The RDA uses this plan as its guide in choosing projects that will have the most transformative effect in our 11-county region of Adams, AllenDeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

With an initiative like this, Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne can fast-track quality-of-place projects and become a magnet for talent attraction and business investment.

Why does this matter to your business? It means Northeast Indiana is working hard to attract the workforce you need for your business’s growth. We are creating a vibrant community where your employees not only want to work but also want to make a home.

Our leaders share a common vision of a bigger, bolder Northeast Indiana. Want to join us?

Total Project Funding Sources

Meet the Board

The RDA is overseen by a five-member board that serves a four-year term. Appointed by their respective counties and municipalities, our board members are committed to improving Northeast Indiana and supporting the Road to One Million plan.

Board Members

Our board members have expertise, too. Each board member is required to have at least five years of professional work experience in one of the following: transportation, regional economic development, business or finance, the private sector, the nonprofit sector, or academia. Board members may not be elected officials or employees of a member county or municipality. 

RDA Meetings

Unless noted otherwise, the RDA’s public meetings are scheduled for 2 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. The location of the meeting is subject to change. To ensure you have the most updated information on the RDA, contact Michael Galbraith or sign up for the RDA Update

RDA Meeting Agendas
File Author Publish Date Download
Meeting Agenda April 2017 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Apr 7 Download File
Meeting Agenda March 2017 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Mar 10 Download File
Meeting Agenda February 2017 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Feb 10 Download File
Meeting Agenda January 2017 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Jan 13 Download File
Meeting Agenda December 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Dec 9 Download File
Executive Session Meeting Agenda November 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Nov 22 Download File
Meeting Agenda November 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Nov 11 Download File
Meeting Agenda October 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Oct 14 Download File
Meeting Agenda September 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Sep 15 Download File
Meeting Agenda August 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Aug 24 Download File
Cancelled Special Meeting August 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Aug 23 Download File
Special Meeting Agenda August 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Aug 23 Download File
Meeting Agenda July 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Jul 19 Download File
Meeting Agenda June 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Jun 21 Download File
Meeting Agenda May 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, May 17 Download File
Meeting Agenda April 27, 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Apr 27 Download File
Meeting Cancellation April 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Apr 19 Download File
Meeting Agenda April 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Apr 19 Download File
Special Meeting Agenda April 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Apr 14 Download File
Meeting Agenda March 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Mar 18 Download File
Meeting Agenda February 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Feb 19 Download File
Meeting Agenda January 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Jan 19 Download File
Meeting Agenda December 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Dec 22 Download File
Meeting Agenda November 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Nov 16 Download File
Meeting Agenda October 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Oct 16 Download File
Meeting Agenda August 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Oct 16 Download File
Meeting Agenda July 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Jul 16 Download File
RDA Meeting Minutes
File Author Publish Date Download
Meeting Minutes March 2017 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Apr 19 Download File
Meeting Minutes February 2017 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Mar 14 Download File
Meeting Minutes January 2017 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Feb 14 Download File
Meeting Minutes December 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2017, Jan 17 Download File
Meeting Minutes November 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Dec 13 Download File
Meeting Minutes October 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Oct 18 Download File
Meeting Minutes September 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Sep 20 Download File
Meeting Minutes August 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Aug 16 Download File
Meeting Minutes July 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Jul 19 Download File
Meeting Minutes June 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Jun 21 Download File
Meeting Minutes May 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, May 17 Download File
Meeting Minutes April 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Apr 27 Download File
Special Meeting Minutes April 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Apr 6 Download File
Meeting Minutes March 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Mar 15 Download File
Meeting Minutes February 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Feb 16 Download File
Meeting Minutes January 2016 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Jan 19 Download File
Meeting Minutes December 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Dec 22 Download File
Meeting Minutes November 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Nov 17 Download File
Meeting Minutes October 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Oct 20 Download File
Meeting Minutes August 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Aug 25 Download File
Meeting Minutes July 2015 Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2015, Jul 13 Download File
The Road to One Million
File Author Publish Date Download
Project Owner Information Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership 2016, Sep 14 Download File
Subrecipient Agreement Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority 2016, Sep 14 Download File
Regional Cities Initiative Development Plan Project Claim Form Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) 2016, Sep 14 Download File
Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority Project Cover Sheet Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership 2016, Sep 14 Download File
Regional Cities Initiative Agreement Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) 2016, Sep 14 Download File
Road to One Million Executive Summary Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc. 2016, Sep 14 Download File
Road to One Million Plan Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc. 2015, Jul 15 Download File
Regional Cities Talking Points Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc. 2015, Apr 1 Download File