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 submitted regional development plans to be considered for funding from the Indiana Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI). This is the first of three meetings during which each region will have the opportunity to present its vision, goals and strategies to positively impact the area’s quality of place and quality of life, innovation, entrepreneurship, and talent attraction and development.

Monday, Nov. 29 schedule:

  • 8:30-9:20 a.m. – Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority
  • 9:30-10:20 a.m. – Indiana Uplands
  • 10:30-11:20 a.m. – White River Regional Opportunity Initiative
  • 1-1:50 p.m. – Southeast Indiana READI
  • 2-2:50 p.m. – Accelerate Rural Indiana
  • 3-3:50 p.m. – Indiana First

Each presentation will be recorded and posted to

Dallara IndyCar Factory
1201 N. Main St.

Virtual option:
Presentations will be live-streamed via this Zoom link. Virtual participants will be muted and unable to communicate with presenters.

Visitor parking is available in the lot behind the building.

All media must RSVP to Melissa Thomas at by 8 a.m. Monday and will be required to check in upon arrival.

Launched by Gov. Holcomb and led by the IEDC, READI builds on the framework and successes of the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative and the 21st Century Talent Initiative, encouraging regional collaboration and data-driven, long-term planning that, when implemented, will attract and retain talent in Indiana. More information on the READI review committee, as well as links to download the regions’ proposals, is available at


Media Contacts:
Melissa Thomas (IEDC) – 317.750.4792 or
Greg Wathen (Southwest Indiana) – 812-549-5189 or
Betsy Trotske (Indiana Uplands) – 812.391.0395 or
Jonathan Bond (Southeast Indiana) – 812.599.6053 or
Kristen Williams (Accelerate Rural Indiana) – 812.663.3344 or
Christopher Pfaff (Indiana First) – 812.240.5732 or