Indiana READI, which was first announced by Governor Eric J. Holcomb in his 2021 State of the State address and then enacted in legislation by the Indiana General Assembly, dedicated $500 million in state appropriations to promote strategic investments that will make Indiana a magnet for talent and economic growth.

The SEI READI region, which consists of six counties- Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, and Union successfully participated in the first round of the program by submitting a Regional Development Plan for consideration.  

In December of 2021, SEI READI received $15 million through the State of Indiana’s READI 1.0 program. Since that award, our region has been able to facilitate investment in infrastructure, educational programs, and quality-of-life amenities, to ensure that our region remains stable and competitive.

With the announcement of a second round of READI funding, SEI READI is seeking input on regional conditions and needs to guide the development of a refined strategic investment strategy. This refined strategy will build upon our recent successes and will further identify how we can continue to work together to become a better Southeast Indiana.

We want our READI 2.0 development strategy to take into account the places, facilities, and programs current and potential residents need to be successful in their work and personal lives. Please review the following questions based on your current perceptions and needs.

We appreciate you being a part of our development process.
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