The Wabash River Regional Development Authority is adding to its ranks. Vermillion County has officially joined the RDA, making it the fourth county to become a part of the organization along with Knox, Sullivan and Vigo counties.
The RDA was established in 2015 in response to the state’s Regional Cities Initiative. The organization’s goal is to enhance the quality of place in the communities it serves in an effort to boost business and talent attraction and retention.
“The RDA provides the mechanism to raise the profile of worthy projects while also serving the conduit to receive state funding to be invested in these projects,” Vermillion County Councilor John Major said in a news release. “I believe that joining this RDA will make our region stronger and provide tremendous quality of life opportunities for citizens in Vermillion County. Regionalism is the key to moving West Central Indiana and Vermillion County to the next level.”
Since its inception, the Wabash River RDA has completed six projects, including the renovation of the ICON building into Riverfront Lofts in Terre Haute and the creation of a business incubation hub in Vincennes.