Growing with Vision

Growing with Vision Northeast Indiana

Northeast Indiana's Regional Economic Development Plan

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) submitted Northeast Indiana’s regional development plan (RDP) as the 11-county area vies for up to $50 million in funding through Indiana’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) program.  

The plan, titled “Growing with Vision,” showcases Northeast Indiana’s strong economic transformation in the last decade thanks in part to opportunities such as the Regional Cities Initiative. Citing regional focus groups, data and research, the plan also explores the significant opportunities ahead for the region, which would be catalyzed and accelerated if the region receives READI funding.   

The Northeast Indiana RDA and Local Economic Development Organizations (LEDOS), which serve as the READI steering committee, received over 130 applications. Across the region, the READI funding request totaled $439,513,646.88. Most projects submitted through the proposal process were included in the final RDP.  

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About the Growing with Vision Plan

Northeast Indiana is a region that works together to achieve growth and prosperity. Anchored by Fort Wayne, the fastest-growing metro in the Great Lakes region, Northeast Indiana continues to invest in its future. This region of 797,000 people is on a growth trajectory and must continue this momentum to compete in today’s global economy. Business leaders, elected officials, economic development professionals, and education leaders have united to adopt a shared vision for the region with three major goals: grow population, increase educational attainment, and raise per capita personal income (PCPI). The region firmly understands that to achieve true sustainable growth, it must simultaneously focus on and invest in business attraction, talent development, and talent attraction. 

The regional economic acceleration and development initiative (READI) provides an opportunity to reinforce and reinvigorate decades of regional collaboration in Northeast Indiana. 

Proposals in the Growing with Vision Plan

 

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Discover Northeast Indiana's vision for the future by downloading the Growing wirh Vision Plan. 

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