creating deeper roots for a stronger future

About The Plan

The Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission (IN15RPC) has begun the process to create an Economic Recovery and Resiliency Plan for Pike, Dubois, Orange, Crawford, Perry, and Spencer Counties in southern Indiana.  The plan will include strategies to assist the local economy and community to recover from the effects of the pandemic while supporting the needs of the region’s workforce. The Economic Development Administration (EDA) awarded IN15RPC a Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Recovery Assistance grant to create this plan. 

The purpose of the Recovery and Resiliency Plan is to provide recommendations for short-term economic endurance strategies, long-term economic recovery strategies, and regional economic resilience strategies.  This plan will establish clear goals for the region to strive for.  Benchmarks will be included to measure achievement of goals.  Priorities will be established to use limited resources most effectively. The Recovery and Resiliency Plan will also build private, public, and non-profit partnerships to implement goals, projects, and initiative in the plan.  

The planning process will last just over a year and will be guided by a Task Force of residents, local agencies staff, and business owners.  Community outreach will include multiple stakeholder meetings, community meetings and an online community survey.  The plan will culminate with a public forum in the Spring of 2022.  

Check back with this page often to keep updated with the plan’s development.

Join the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission for the unveiling of its economic recovery and resiliency plan: “STEADFAST” on May 17! The consultants, staff, and other members who participated in the development of the resiliency plan will be in attendance at the event to talk and answer questions. Dinner will be provided to those who register for the event.

Click here to register for the event and add it to your calendar. Please share this event and registration link with family, friends, and colleagues who would be interested in attending and learning about the STEADFAST plan.

If you have questions, please email Leah Hawkins at We look forward to seeing you there!

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