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 2016 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

You are invited to help define our region’s personality and messaging platform! A series of 12 live workshops will be conducted the week of September 11, 2017, in Bloomington, Jasper, Mitchell, and Odon. Your voice is essential to the success of this important work.

ROI has retained Dartlet and Fourth Economy to help us with the research and consensus-building necessary to define our competitive position. This project will help us clarify and define “who” we are as a region and position Southwest Central Indiana as a desirable place for businesses and individuals to work, live, play and invest.

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.