Regional Cities Initiative

About the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative

The Indiana Regional Cities Initiative sets a framework for neighboring communities across the state to work together to develop regional visions that are supported by compelling development plans focused on quality of place. In 2015, seven regions representing 70 percent of the state’s population submitted strategic plans, outlining strategies to create positive and unique national brands, transforming them into global destinations for talent.

As a financial partner, the state selected North Central, Northeast and Southwest Indiana to receive $42 million each in a funding match for their bold development plans. Together, these plans outlined 100 quality of place projects totaling more than $2 billion in investments.