In 2014, a coalition of regional leaders, stakeholders and local officials announced the completion of a Southwest Central Indiana strategic plan aimed at fostering new growth and capitalizing on existing assets in the region.

In 2016, Lilly Endowment Inc. awarded three grants totaling $42 million to advance a range of activities focusing on research and development, workforce and education initiatives, and projects that enhance the region’s quality of life. Read more about these Regional Development Initiatives.