The Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is proud to announce the public presentation of the 2018 Eastern Indiana Housing Study And The 2018 Eastern Indiana Workforce Study  Presented by the: Purdue Center for Regional Development On Friday, July 13th from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. In Vivian Auditorium on the IU East Campus 2325 Chester Boulevard Richmond, IN 47374Read More →

  You’re Invited The Digital Age: So What? Come and learn about this program. Help us transition to, plan for, prosper in the digital age and bring rural regions competitive with urban areas. Presented by: Dr. Roberto Gallardo Purdue Center for Regional Development Vivian Auditorium Indiana University East 2325 Chester Blvd, Richmond, Indiana Tuesday, November 14th 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. We will be a Beta site for this new program. After further information and study, if we decide to implement this plan we would be the first in the state to do so. Ken Paust Chairman of the Board Eastern Indiana Regional Planning CommissionRead More →

Roberto Gallardo PhD at Purdue Center for Regional Development spoke at the October 19th meeting. The basis of his presentation is included in link to his TEDx Talk. If you’re interested in a copy of the slide presentation, email Jeff. Roberto Gallardo’s information is below the video.     Roberto Gallardo, Ph.D. Assistant Director, Purdue Center for Regional Development Community & Regional Economics Specialist, Purdue Extension Web: pcrd.purdue.edu Email: robertog@purdue.edu Office: (765) 494-7273  Read More →

USDA Rural Development Finds “High Quality” in Economic Development Plan INDIANAPOLIS, March 15, 2017 – The Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (EIRPC) has achieved the “High Quality Plan” designation from a national panel of experts for their regional economic development plan. This “High Quality Plan” qualifies EIRPC to receive a $5,000 grant from the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) located at Mississippi State University. This funding and their newly approved plan will help them as they dive deeper into the Stronger Economies Together (SET) program. According to the USDA, a SET plan is a targeted strategy for implementation of “viable regional economic development blueprints andRead More →

This Regional Economic Development Plan will serve as the roadmap for the future economic development efforts of the Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. Key regional stakeholders have embraced a spirit of regionalism to support this initiative. Implementing the action items described within this document will strengthen the ability of the Eastern Indiana RPC to improve and secure its economic future and position it as a competitive region within the state of Indiana and the entire Midwest. Read the Economic Development Plan: SET – Final Approved Plan 2-21-17Read More →

Rural Housing Studies in the Eastern Indiana Region

PRE-PROPOSAL Rural Housing Studies in the Eastern Indiana Region Submitted by: The Purdue Center for Regional Development Purdue University   Introduction As part of its recently completed high quality plan, the Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Council (EIRPC) noted that one of its major objective it intends to achieve is the following: Provide a wide range of quality housing stock opportunities to include affordable housing (seniors; families); hip housing (young adults/millennials) and high-end Executive housing opportunities throughout region.  In order to ensure that the EIRPC is able to make decisions that are grounded in quality information, the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is proposing toRead More →