We are proud to be a part of SEI to apply for the READI funds.  We are partnering with the following counties which are all a part of SEI – Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland, and Union.

The Goal

We are working to achieve a better Southeast Indiana through regional collaboration. By working together, we will compete for Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI). Used in the most effective way possible, these funds would provide an opportunity for economic growth and talent attraction. More importantly, these developments have the ability to accelerate talent retention in Indiana. We want our valued residents to call Indiana home for years to come.

Joining Together: Defining Our Regional Initiative 

Who We Are 

We are cities, towns, and counties working as one. By joining together, we aim to achieve a higher probability of success in obtaining the greatest allocation of state funding possible. We call ourselves the affordable Cincinnati address, as our region has a small town feel with big city amenities. Our conveniently adjacent location to Cincinnati is comprised of great schools, affordable housing, a thriving business community, with safety and a relaxed lifestyle supported in every welcoming corner of Southeast Indiana. 

Who They Are 

READI is a funding opportunity for areas across Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) has allocated $500 million in state appropriates to help support strategic investment. In addition, the READI initiative is expected to match local and private sector investment by a ratio of 4:1. 

Why SEI READI Matters

READI funds have presented us with an opportunity accelerate talent attraction by community reinvestment. Together, our regions are working toward a better future. In an unprecedented regional movement in Southeastern Indiana, cities, towns, and counties are joining forces to streamline our process in order to better secure state funding.  

Completed SEI READI Development Plan

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