Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc., is supporting and planning for investments in quality of place development that has the potential to benefit the entire Southwest Central Indiana region. The following is a list of regional engagement initiatives launched by ROI in 2017 and 2017.
Interstate 69 Interchange Analysis
ROI is working with HWC Engineering to conduct an analysis of the I-69 interchanges in the Southwest Central Indiana region. HWC has engaged with regional stakeholders and analyze the existing conditions at each interchange in Daviess, Greene, and Monroe Counties. HWC has been hired to help the region establish a cohesive vision and set of goals for the system of interchanges along the I-69 Corridor in our region, an outline of the opportunities/constraints to development at each interchange, and a work plan to identify key strategies necessary to implement plan recommendations.
Competitive Positioning—Regional Branding
ROI issued an RFP to help Southwest Central Indiana identify its competitive position. An organization is currently being selected and will begin working with stakeholders across the region to define a story that will help attract workforce, employers, and investment to SWCI.
Quality of Place – Growth, Retention and Attraction
The intent of the grants from ROI’s Regional Opportunity Fund is to support strategic planning and investment in initiatives that are workforce-oriented with a focus on quality of place as it impacts the region’s ability to grow, attract, and retain a workforce. Grant parameters and procedures will be announced in 2017.