Trail Project Receives Regional Cities Funding

Posted: Updated:
(rendering courtesy Wabash River Trail Inc.) (rendering courtesy Wabash River Trail Inc.)
INDIANAPOLIS -

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has approved more Regional Cities Initiative funding for northeast Indiana. More than $940,000 will be dedicated to the first phase expansion of the Wabash River Trail, which IEDC President Elaine Bedel says will increase wellness and connectivity in the region.

The 33-mile trail will be located along the north bank of the Wabash River with the goal of connecting to the Wabash River Walk, the Forks of the Wabash trail network in Huntington and the Nickel Plate Trial in Peru. The IEDC says, when complete, the project will be one of the "premier trail destinations in the state." 

The project is estimated to cost $4.86 million, with additional funding coming from local philanthropists. Amy Ford, president of the Wabash River Trail Inc., says the Regional Cities funding shows the IEDC recognizes the importance of trail development in Indiana.

"The state of Indiana needs to continue to create unique and healthy places to live in order to attract and retain talent," said Ford. "This effort needs to not just be in very urban areas but in all our great communities across our state and region. Trails have proven to be a high value amenity when people choose to locate to a new community. We are excited to continue our efforts in the first phase of this project and about the amenities we are adding to the town of Lagro."

The IEDC says project planning and site work for the first phase of the trail is underway and is expected to be complete by June 2018. The project was one of seven to receive approval in April by the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority before moving on to consideration by the IEDC. 

  • Perspectives

    • Investing Lessons from Mount Elbert

      With little mountain-climbing experience under any of our belts, a few friends and I decided to take on Mount Elbert, Colorado’s tallest mountain. While regular climbers may not consider this “Gentle Giant” a tall task, it was for us inexperienced climbers.  Is investing your “tall task”? If so, you can learn a lot from our experiences. And you won’t have to climb a mountain to do it!

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Purdue University ranks #7 for Best Value in a college education in the U.S., according to the Wall Street Journal

      Two Indiana Schools Break Top 50 List of Best Colleges

      The Wall Street Journal and the Times Higher Education magazine have released their annual list of the top 801 colleges and universities in the country. Two Hoosier universities are included in the top 50.

    • School District Raises Questions About ILEARN

      Like all schools in Indiana, we were disheartened at the ILEARN results for school year 2018. We would like to raise several questions concerning this test as it relates to college and career readiness for our students. The annual Indiana Statewide Assessment (this year’s ILEARN) has been developed to evaluate college and career readiness at all levels tested. We are very troubled by our lack of understanding of what indicators in the test evaluate...

    • Sports betting is now legal in Indiana

      Protecting Data Integrity as Sports Betting Grows in Indiana

      Casinos across the state are opening sports betting parlors this week, legally allowing gamblers in Indiana to place bets on professional and some collegiate sports. Some opponents of the law are concerned the integrity of sports is at risk. Others are worried about the integrity of the data used by odds makers in the now-legal betting houses. “There's a mechanism in place that can stop that from happening, or curtail it from happening in the future,” explains...

    • Purdue to Open Chick-Fil-A Amid Protests

      Citing overwhelming demand for Chick-fil-A’s food and services, Purdue University has announced it will allow the restaurant to open on campus. The university has been at the center of a debate over the Georgia-based food chain. 

    • Buttigieg to Lead Task Force on Automation

      South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will Friday launch a task force aimed at preparing for the effects of automation at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting. The mayor's office says “Automation and the Impacts on America’s Cities” will include mayors from throughout the country.