• Co-workers become neighbors in Spencer housing development

    Co-workers become neighbors in Spencer housing development

    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…

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  • Play (pickle)ball!: New courts added in region as sport popularity soars

    Play (pickle)ball!: New courts added in region as sport popularity soars

    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.

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  • Finding a home in the Uplands: New workforce housing development built in Jasper

    Finding a home in the Uplands: New workforce housing development built in Jasper

    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.

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  • Habitat for Humanity dedicates READI-funded home in Osage Place

    Habitat for Humanity dedicates READI-funded home in Osage Place

    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.

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  • READI Tour in the Indiana Uplands

    READI Tour in the Indiana Uplands

    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!

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  • New regional land bank forms to revitalize Indiana Uplands communities

    New regional land bank forms to revitalize Indiana Uplands communities

    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.

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  • Getting ready for READI 2.0

    Getting ready for READI 2.0

    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…

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  • Creating coders: Code/IT Academy expands to Crawford and Washington counties

    Creating coders: Code/IT Academy expands to Crawford and Washington counties

    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…

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  • Residents gather to celebrate ribbon cutting of downtown Jasper square

    Residents gather to celebrate ribbon cutting of downtown Jasper square

    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…

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  • IEDC launches READI 2.0 program

    IEDC launches READI 2.0 program

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation have officially announced Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) 2.0

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