Official news release from SEI READI, Inc.
[Indiana, Southeast]: SEI READI announced today its upcoming community workshops to better determine economic development goals through the voices of Southeast Indiana. As Indiana regional collaborations compete for READI (Regional Economic Acceleration & Development Initiative) funding, SEI READI hopes to secure funding by leveraging ideas and feedback from regional stakeholders.
“We will set forward-thinking strategic goals in our effort to obtain READI funding for the benefit of the whole region. This is an instance where local ideas and feedback could truly be transformational. We want to engage everyone in the region who has ideas to improve quality of life and attract talent, innovation, and investment,” says Lindsay Bloos, Senior Project Consultant at TPMA.
SEI READI is comprised of counties, cities, towns, private businesses, institutions, and philanthropic organizations of Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Ohio, Switzerland, and Union counties, who aim to achieve part of the $500 million allocation from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). Working in partnership with Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA), an economic development consulting firm, SEI READI will host the workshops at convenient locations in the Southeast Indiana region.
Community workshops are open to the public at the following dates and times:
• August 5, 2021 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Brookville Library
• August 5, 2021 from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at Lawrenceburg Ivy Tech
• August 6, 2021 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Osgood Town Hall
• August 6, 2021 from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Switzerland County Technology and Education Center
To register for the community workshops, please visit http://www.southeastindiana.org/. The site also contains additional information about the SEI READI regional collaboration and has a place for the public to submit their ideas, show support, and a form for Southeast Indiana organizations to submit their projects.