Two projects in southwest Indiana have received approval from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. through the Regional Cities Initiative. One involves a residence hall and an alumni lodge at Oakland City University and the other is a regional medical center in Poseyville.

Plans in Oakland City call for a nearly $15 million investment, with $2.9 million coming from the state. The 30,000 square-foot residence complex will be built for an additional 100 students. In addition to overnight accommodation, conference and hospitality space the second facility will include room for retail on the campus.

The $700,000 Regional Medical Center will receive more than $135,000 through the statewide program. The facility, to be built by the Poseyville Medical Foundation Inc., will house two family practices and will be designed for future expansion. Foundation Vice President and Town Council President Bruce Baker says the nonprofit "saw a great need in our rural communities for quality medical care for area residents. With assistance from the Regional Cities funding, the Regional Medical Center will be on its way to fulfill this need swiftly as well as helping retain resident doctors."

Southwest Indiana Regional Development Authority President Beth McFadin Higgins says "both the Oakland City University Boulevard Commons and the Regional Medical Center perfectly align with the goals of the Indiana’s Great Southwest plan for attracting and retaining talent while building a better quality of place."

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