Strategic Plan

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Strategic plan

Northeast Indiana’s rolling 3-year strategic plan (2023-2025) presents pragmatic and forward-looking strategies for positioning the 11-county region as the location of choice for all businesses and people determined to be tomorrow’s market leaders.

Overview of Economic Growth Strategies

Objective 1 – Capture new business development opportunities and increase transaction capabilities across Northeast Indiana


  • Attract new capital investment in real and business property enabling “good jobs” creation.
  • Promote the region’s competitiveness in knowledge-intensive, high-value-added critical industries, and advocate for its advancement

Objective 2 – Accelerate innovation and technology across Northeast Indiana


  • Elevate Northeast Indiana’s regional identification within domestic and international business communities
  • Attract and foster companies engaged in knowledge-intensive, high-value-added economic activities

Objective 3 – Foster alignment for equitable and inclusive job creation and regional economic reliance efforts


  • Accelerate inclusive growth and economic productivity throughout the region
  • Change the paradigm among community and civic leaders to prioritize strategic and capacity-building investments

Northeast Indiana Strategic Plan

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Net new jobs in the 11 county region


Sixteen years ago, civic and business leaders endeavored to launch the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. Their goal was to create one coalition that would unite Northeast Indiana to compete for new investments and surprise investors with the truth about our communities.

Today, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has become a model for regionalism and collaboration across Indiana, exceeding the expectations of those original founding board members.

Economic development is about relentless, ongoing optimization and a strong desire to compete globally. So, there is a lot more work that we need to do. That’s why we recently unveiled our rolling strategic plan.

With collaboration at the heart of the plan, we met with investors, developers, business executives, elected officials, community leaders and other stakeholders to develop a strategic 3-year economic development plan for our diverse 11-county region.

The 3-year rolling strategic plan illustrates a clear path to economic resilience through a regionally collaborative effort to increase business development opportunities, accelerate innovation and technology and foster alignment for equitable and inclusive job creation.

Northeast Indiana’s 11 counties are AdamsAllenDeKalbHuntingtonKosciuskoLaGrangeNobleSteubenWabashWells and Whitley.

Ryan Twiss

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