ROI’s Annual Report to the Region is returning after a COVID hiatus. Employers, educators, community leaders, economic development organizations, workforce development professionals, and nonprofits are gathering on April 13 at the French Lick Resort Event Center to celebrate the hard work, innovation, and collaboration that is moving the Indiana Uplands region toward a more prosperous future! This event is free and open to the public. Regional media encouraged to attend.
Innovation abounds in the Indiana Uplands — in communities, schools, and workplaces!
In the opening session, ROI will share stories of success, highlighting innovative strategies that are driving sector growth and outcomes in education, workforce, and quality of place across the region. A status update on the region’s participation in the State’s Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative will be shared along with a deeper dive into the possibilities that will be realized through a developing microelectronics cluster in the Uplands.
Over lunch, ROI will welcome keynote speaker David Rosenberg, Executive Vice President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.
Mr. Rosenberg will talk about economic development trends that will affect the future of the State of Indiana and the potential that READI 2.0 may have for regional advancement and prosperity.
ROI will also present the 2023 Regional Innovation Awards over lunch.
The awards recognize meaningful improvements to education, economic development, and/or quality of place within the 11 counties of the Indiana Uplands region. These awards will highlight the amazing people and organizations working to make the Indiana Uplands a terrific place to work, live, learn, and play!
Morning and afternoon breakout sessions will allow participants to delve deeper into topics.
Sessions will address a wide variety of topics to advance economic and community prosperity, including workforce development, student apprenticeships, downtown entrepreneurial strategies, housing market updates, quality of place initiatives, and more.
Full event details, session descriptions, and speaker bios can be found at:
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For interview requests with CEO Tina Peterson, please contact Betsy Trotzke.
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