Welcome to Southeast Indiana READI
Regional Economic Acceleration
and Development Initiative (READI)
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.
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.
Rising and Thriving
Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union: SEI READI is about a collaborative group of Indiana Communities taking control of their destinies
Defining Our Regional Initiative
By joining together, we aim to achieve a higher
probability of success in obtaining the greatest
allocation of state funding possible.
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.
SEI READI News
SEI READI $14.1M supports additional $395M in Southeast Indiana investment
May 8, 2023 (Southeast Indiana) – Efforts around new housing, crowd-pleasing quality of place amenities, rural broadband, and increasing childcare capacity in Southeast Indiana have been made possible through [...]
South Dearborn Regional Sewer District Welcomes Indiana READI Investment
Press release from South Dearborn Regional Sewer District (Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – Wastewater needs of the growing river cities area of Dearborn County will be satisfied for years to come thanks [...]
Good News Update for the SEI READI Region
December 23, 2021 After the announcement last week (12/14) of the READI Funds awarded to each region, the IEDC (Indiana Economic Development Corporation) has already begun the process of [...]
IEDC READI program $15M award will fund transformative projects across Southeast Indiana
(Southeast Indiana) – Southeast Indiana’s six-county regional collaborative has been awarded $15 million by Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation through the READI program. Gov. Holcomb [...]
IEDC: Gov. Holcomb Awards $500 Million to Indiana READI Regions in Uniquely Innovative, Nationally Recognized Program
INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 14, 2021) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) Board of Directors approved plans today to award $500 million to support [...]
IEDC: Six Regions Present READI Visions to Review Committee
News release from Indiana Economic Development Corporation The Indiana Economic Development Corporation and members of the READI review committee will Monday host six of the 17 self-identified regions that [...]