We are READI.
The Evansville region is READI!
The Evansville Region has a transformational vision to become the talent and economic region of choice in the Midwest. As the regional organization unified to advance the interested of business, the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP) in collaboration with the Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (SWIRDA) have officially submitted the region’s Regional Economic Acceleration + Development Initiative (READI) Regional Development Plan (RDP).
E-REP will update this page regularly with key announcements from both the state and region as they become available.
It’s an exciting time in the Evansville region!
Thanks for your interest in receiving Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) updates. As program information becomes available to our team, we’ll share the news with you.
PlayREADI RFP Released
PlayREADI Request for Proposal (RFP) – While talent used to look for a job first and a place to live second, this sequence is being reversed as quality of place and lifestyle amenities increasingly determine where people will live and work. Active, healthy lifestyles and full social calendars are trumping big paychecks for many of […]
LiveREADI RFP Released
LiveREADI Request for Proposal (RFP) – The Evansville Region recognizes the need for additional housing to grow and retain population. Further, the Region prioritizes increasing diverse housing choices at different price points in locations that support employer-employee needs and preferences. Utilizing an RFP process to award READI funding within the LiveREADI category as an incentive, […]
READI Project or Program Updates
TalentREADI, BizREADI, WorkREADI, RiverREADI, and BridgeREADI projects and programs are invited to share updates Projects or Programs within the TalentREADI, BizREADI, WorkREADI, RiverREADI, and BridgeREADI categories that submitted a project for the Evansville Region’s Regional Development Plan (RDP) are invited to share updated project or program information via an online survey. Projects or programs categories […]
READI Information Session Recording Now Available
Four identical READI Information Sessions were hosted at the end of April to share the general process for awarding READI funding within the Evansville Region.
Evansville Region announces timeline for awarding READI funds
Update 4.20.2022 The Evansville Regional Economic Partnership, on behalf of the Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA), releases the next steps for awarding the $50 million of Regional Economic + Acceleration Initiative (READI) funds. Potential projects or programs will work through a four-step competitive process to receive financial support. The overall timeline includes: May 2022 […]
READI Project Pre-Submission Checklist
Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) releases pre-submission checklist to help regions prepare for Regional Economic + Acceleration Development Initiative (READI) project or program awards.