The North Central Indiana Region, represented by the North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council (NCIRPC) is a regional partnership among Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Howard, Miami and Tipton Counties. The region has known for a long time that to meet demands of a 21st economy, it is imperative that the North Central Indiana Region (North Central Region) grow its population to support the workforce it will need to capitalize on its current and future economic opportunities. To attract this workforce, it is essential that the region expand and enhance the amenities that are desired, not just by those that live there today, but also those that the region must attract for long-term sustainability.
The READI grant is a tool that will not only help the region build on the work that has already been completed, but will allow them to deliver this regional enhancement at an exponential pace. The North Central Region is a region with a strong economy, proven record of success and a demonstrated commitment to investing in, and improving, quality of life, and economic opportunity in the region. READI will provide the fuel to accelerate the region’s progress and help them build on existing momentum to help grow the region’s population.
The result of the plan netted a $30 million award from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and will begin implementing projects outlined in the plan starting in 2022.