Economic Development Strategic Plan – Links to References

Michael Hicks, an economist at Ball State University concluded that  “today’s economic development policy ought simply to focus on making life better for residents who have chosen to remain.”   In his article “Most Indiana counties should stop pursuing economic growth“, he reinforces that “80 or more Indiana counties are in absolute or relative decline.”

The challenge for Brown County is to assess the opportunities as well as challenges within the county and region to identify the best approaches for the county.

Technical requirements for the economic development strategic planning grant.

A “plan” is a written account of the intended future course of action (scheme) aimed at achieving the specific goal (s) or objective (s) within a specific timeframe. It explains in detail what needs to be done, when, how, and by whom.

Summary – Taxes and Trends – Presented to the Joint Meeting of Council and Commissions, June 4, 2018.   June 4 DLZ Commissioner and Council Joint Meeting

Brown County Comprehensive Plan 2012 and the Draft of the 1993 Plan

Stats Indiana Brown County Population Projections

South Central Indiana –  United Way 2-1-1 Resource Database.

County Financial Decision Support Model – IU Support

Brown County Hometown Collaborative Initiative (HCI). Sponsored by Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Ball State, and Purdue University.

Choose Brown County – Redevelopment Commission (RDC) Website

Massachusets Institute of Technology – LIVING WAGE Calculation for Brown County, Indiana 

Indiana Economic Development Corporation – Average and Project Wage – 2006 – 2017.

 Regional Opportunity Initiative (ROI). The mission of Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. (ROI) is to support regional development opportunities in the 11 counties of Southwest Central Indiana.

Affordable Homes

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