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 →