Study suggests Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative helping 

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An early study shows that an Indiana initiative aimed at making areas more attractive to talented young workers is having a noticeable difference.

The Journal Gazette reports that Ball State University conducted an initial study on the Regional Cities Initiative.

Under the initiative, three areas were chosen to each receive a $42 million grant to push projects that improve quality of life. The goal is to get more people to move to the areas.

The Ball State researchers projected that Regional Cities-related investments initially will attract 7,960 new residents to the three participating regions.

But Morton Marcus, a retired Indiana University economist, said he has mixed feelings about the initiative. He’s not sure the program is supporting the right projects.

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1 comment

Come on people! December 18, 2017 at 11:53 am

Yeah, great, a unelected board created for the distribution of tax money without the consent of tax payers. Helping who? UN Agenda 21 proponents? The contractors involved? And why do we want more people moving here? If I wanted to live in LA I’d move there. I am highly skeptical of the Ball State study…and who’s paying for it by the way. Follow the money.


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