Regional Cities Initiative

What is the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative?

We’ve made Indiana a destination for business. And now, through the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative, we’re making Indiana a destination for talent.

The Indiana Regional Cities Initiative is helping communities across Indiana come together to transform their regions into nationally-recognized destinations to live, work and play. With employers continually stressing the need for a large, skilled workforce, Indiana is building upon its strong economic foundation to create a quality of place that attracts and retains future generations of Hoosiers.

In 2015, that need led seven Indiana regions to collaboratively create compelling strategic regional development plans that include more than 420 projects. Because of the Regional Cities Initiative, 70 percent of the state's population now lives in a region with a bold and viable plan for transforming its future.

Now, regions across the state are breaking ground and cutting ribbons on projects that will enhance and enrich communities’ arts, culture, recreation, innovation and connectivity.