Within a month, Donald Grocki graduated from college, landed a full-time job as a systems engineer with Cook Medical, and bought his first home in the Indiana Uplands. Grocki is one of the newest residents in the Texas Pike Place neighborhood in Owen County, the latest workforce housing project developed by Cook Group. The 99 … Continue reading Co-workers become neighbors in Spencer housing development
Indiana UPlands is home to a mixture of both indoor and outdoor courts, allowing players to serve up all year long. To date, the Indiana Uplands has a total of 70 pickleball courts, with 17 added just in the last year.
The housing development is being built in two phases and is already home to a variety of tenants. Employees at local businesses, young professionals, college students, and retirees are some of the newest tenants leasing the first phase of University Heights apartments.
Dustin's home is the first of three Osage Place homes funded through a $315,000 Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) 1.0 grant awarded by the Indiana Uplands READI steering committee and ROI.
We were on the road in the Indiana Uplands on January 9 with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation READI team to talk about READI 1.0 projects underway and what’s next with READI 2.0!
The Indiana Uplands Regional Land Bank will acquire distressed properties in Crawford, Daviess, Greene, Lawrence, Martin, and Orange Counties with the goal of converting them into productive uses and stimulating property values throughout the region.
ROI has been on the road over the last few weeks meeting with 200 Uplanders to talk about READI 1.0 projects currently underway and gather input for our region's READI 2.0 application. Uplanders are doing amazing things, and we're grateful for everyone we've engaged with throughout this process. To learn more about READI in the … Continue reading Getting ready for READI 2.0
Uplanders in Crawford and Washington counties are developing their skills in web development and associated technologies less than a year after a READI-funded expansion of the Code/IT Academy. This year, the Mill was awarded READI funding for the Code/IT Academy to prepare adults for regionally relevant, high-demand careers in the Uplands. The free, cohort-based program … Continue reading Creating coders: Code/IT Academy expands to Crawford and Washington counties
With a ribbon cutting, live music, games, and food, the city of Jasper residents celebrated the completion of the renovated Downtown Square earlier this month. For years, the City of Jasper worked to develop a plan to replace the historic courthouse square infrastructure and revitalize the downtown area. Nearly $250,000 in READI funding is being used to … Continue reading Residents gather to celebrate ribbon cutting of downtown Jasper square
Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation have officially announced Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) 2.0
Valerie Barmes and her family drove 20 minutes for a day of fun at the new all-inclusive playground at Longfellow Park in Washington. Her 2-year-old son uses a wheelchair and has mobility issues. "He isn’t able to create his own fun, so really whenever we play with him we have to create fun for him," … Continue reading ‘They are all just kids here’: All-inclusive playground ready for play in Washington
Take a stroll around the Jasper Courthouse Square and you will see revitalization in action. On one corner is a fire pit surrounded by Adirondack chairs, perfect for a fall evening gathering with friends. Another corner has a group of large swings perfect for soaking up the sun and the scenery of the historic downtown … Continue reading Revitalization in action: Jasper Courthouse Square project progressing
Westcott Lifestyle Neighborhood features paired homes, Smithville Fiber and smart home features.
Two talent development programs have been awarded READI funding to prepare high school students and adults for regionally relevant, high-demand careers in the Uplands.
Funds from this grant will be used to build infrastructure (water/sewer) for the Westcott neighborhood, a home development in Greene County.