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Welcome to Southeast Indiana READI

Regional Economic Acceleration
and Development Initiative (READI)



2024 SEI READI 2.0 Request for Proposals


Now Accepting Applications


SEI READI submits application for READI 2.0 investment in Southeast Indiana’s quality of place, life, and opportunity

March 20, 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , |

  Proposal outlines bold regional goals for Housing, Culture, Infrastructure, Business, and Child Care For immediate release Monday, March 18 (Southeast Indiana) - SEI READI, Inc. has successfully submitted [...]

Calling all Hoosiers!

The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) and Indiana University Public Policy Institute (IU-PPI) are conducting a comprehensive evaluation of READI’s impact across Indiana. But we need YOUR insights to make it truly comprehensive. Take the survey now:


Timeline & Information:

Additional details on READI 2.0, including program structure, eligibility requirements, metrics, READI 2.0 goals and focus areas, application details, etc. can you be found here. Questions from the regions can also be sent to

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.

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.

Project Development


Rising and Thriving

Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union: SEI READI is about a collaborative group of Indiana Communities taking control of their destinies

Joining Together:
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.

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