The Evansville Region, through the leadership of the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP), is primed and ready to compete for the Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI). E-REP, alongside its partners, will create a Regional Development Plan (RDP) as the framework for the READI submission. The RDP will address the region’s current state, its unique opportunities and barriers to growth, and its plan to make public-private investments to propel its future.
Regional investments are expected to attract a minimum 4:1 match of local public and private funding. The ideas need to be bold that help accelerate regional growth along with positioning Southwest Indiana to become a nationally recognized location for talent. From strategies focused on workforce housing to the purposeful revitalization of blighted or vacant properties for key redevelopment projects, all of these ideas will need to be vetted against a set of metrics as required by the initiative. All of the ideas will be incorporated into a single cohesive regional Southwest Indiana strategy. Click the application button below to get started.