Regional Opportunity Initiatives is working on strategies to enhance assets in the Indiana Uplands that make it an ideal region to live, work, play, and invest. The following list represents some of ROI’s quality of place initiatives:

Regional Housing Study & Webinar Series

The Indiana Uplands Housing Study gives communities an analysis of housing in the Uplands, providing quantifiable targets for housing development in the region by income, type, and location. The webinar series complements the study by helping counties explore challenges and strategies for advancing housing opportunities in the Uplands. Learn More »

Digital Inclusion

ROI’s digital inclusion planning effort explored strategies to advance broadband connectivity, digital literacy, and access to devices in the Uplands region. Learn More »

Ready Communities — Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction 

In 2018, ROI awarded all 11 Indiana Uplands counties with planning grants to develop Quality of Life and Workforce Attraction Plans. Three rounds of follow-on grants were made available to implement projects aligned with strategies outlined in the plans that will enhance the region’s ability to thrive as both a desirable and a competitive place to work, live, play and invest. Learn More »

Grant Writing Fellowship

This initiative supports grant writers pursuing projects and programs that improve the quality of life for Uplands residents across a variety of community needs. Learn More »

Indiana Uplands Website

The Indiana Uplands is a destination for opportunity, and is a resource for those looking to visit, work, live, or invest in our region. Learn More »

WestGate@Crane Technology Park Master Plan

The WestGate@Crane master plan leverages the park’s assets to capitalize on industry growth opportunities to help the tech park become an important research destination for America’s defense industry. Learn More »