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Stronger Economies Together

The Indiana Office of USDA Rural Development (RD) announced the designation of the Southern Indiana Development Commission (SIDC) as a Stronger Economies Together (SET) region. Seven regional economic-development groups in five states were selected to participate in this latest round of technical assistance awards. “Rural communities recognize the vital importance of economic development for the …
INDIANAPOLIS, March 15, 2017 – The Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (EIRPC) has achieved the “High Quality Plan” designation from a national panel of experts for their regional economic development plan. This “High Quality Plan” qualifies EIRPC to receive a $5,000 grant from the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC) located at Mississippi State University. This …
Helping Rural Counties Pursue Innovative Regional Economic Development Strategies – Call for Applications Now Open. USDA Rural Development Acting Indiana State Director Alan Krapf has announced Indiana has been approved to deliver Phase VII of the Stronger Economies Together (SET) Initiative. This effort is targeted to strengthen the capacity of communities/counties in rural America to work …
USDA Rural Development (RD) State Director Philip G. Lehmkuhler today announced the designation of a new North Central Indiana region for the next phase of the Stronger Economies Together (SET) program. The North Central Indiana Regional Planning Council (NCIRPC) is a nonprofit agency serving communities in Cass, Clinton, Fulton, Howard, Miami and Tipton counties. Its …
The national Stronger Economies Together program (SET) has earned a National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Partnership Award for Multistate Efforts. The award was presented during a NIFA Day of Appreciation event Thursday, October 22 in Washington, D.C. The award honors work aligned with NIFA’s strategic goals that supports the mission of the U.S. …
A team of Purdue University community and regional development professionals will play a key role in advancing the efforts of two groups of Indiana counties that are working to develop regional approaches to growing businesses and creating jobs. The two regions, consisting of 11 counties in the state, have been selected by the U.S. Department …