Committee wants more info on Regional Cities proposals before making final decision

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By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Members of a committee established by the state economic development board to recommend Indiana regions to receive grants for projects that could help attract businesses are looking for more information.

The Strategic Review committee met Tuesday to review the seven proposals from throughout Indiana. Committee member Chris LaMothe wanted to know how firm is support for the proposals from the private sector.

The Regional Cities Initiative was designed by Gov. Mike Pence’s administration to fast-track bold projects that improve quality of life, making regions more dynamic and attractive to talented young workers. The Strategic Review Committee plans to meet one or two more times before making a recommendation to the Indiana Economic Development Corp. board on Dec. 15.

The seven proposals include more than 400 projects costing about $3.8 billion.