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.