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
This transformative webinar will guide you through the complexities of financing housing projects in your community. This session is designed for community leaders to take actionable steps toward solving housing issues, leveraging the groundbreaking H.O.M.E. Method and traditional financial models.
One by one and two by two, children and parents entered the bright kitchen filled with shiny kitchen appliances at Banneker Community Center. Some kids had their aprons on. One dad helped his daughter tie her apron as more chairs were brought in to meet the growing number of little chefs signed up for the … Continue reading A place for everyone: Banneker Community Center
We're the Indiana Uplands, where the arts thrive in many forms -- unique art galleries, historic theaters, music festivals, and artisan fairs. Of course we have beautiful, eye-popping murals in our communities! From colorful murals displaying historic figures to picturesque paintings on the side of buildings welcoming visitors to communities, you will find awe-inspiring art … Continue reading Bright colors, community pride: Murals make Indiana Uplands shine
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!
Washington High School senior Xavier Frankill will serve as a Staff Engineer with Reliable MicroSystems.
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.
When college freshman Ethan Scott graduates from the Indiana University Luddy School, he will already have five years of work experience in the world of information technology. While in high school, Ethan began working as an IT support technician for Five Star Technology Solutions through ROI’s UpSkill Work and Learn modern youth apprenticeship program that … Continue reading Students, parents, and employers see momentum with UpSkill youth apprenticeship program
In November, ROI Ready Schools Cohort 4 members traveled to Cardinal Manufacturing to learn about this successful student-run business in rural Strum, Wisconsin. Ready Schools is ROI’s flagship educational design-thinking framework that supports PK-12 school districts in aligning their curricular and programmatic offerings to the academic and workforce needs of the Indiana Uplands.
The Defense Sector Talent Attraction Program will work to fill in-person, defense industry jobs in the Indiana Uplands 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