ECI Regional Planning District (ECIRPD)

Our mission is to serve the local governments of Blackford, Delaware, Grant, and Jay County by fostering a vision for regional economic growth through grant writing, facilitating, infrastructure improvements, supporting economic development and promoting quality of life and community enhancements.

How We Serve East Central Indiana


As a service to our member communities, ECIRPD writes grant proposals for a variety of state and federal agencies. We have submitted grant proposals to EPA, EDA, FEMA, OCRA, and USDA for many different projects.


Brownfields are properties that may be complicated by the presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant, according to the EPA. Redeveloping a brownfield can create jobs, protect the community, and change the quality of life for those around it.

The CEDS Plan

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Plan is a summary of the economic conditions of the region. ECIRPD takes a look at the employment, resources, and environment, as well as other items.

EDA I-69 Corridor Impact Study

The complete project will produce an economic impact analysis that will lead to the development of an actionable plan for the modernization of the I-69 corridor in East Central Indiana.

Small Business & Non Profit Resources

Small businesses in the USA are taking a hard hit right now because of COVID-19.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) is taking extraordinary measures to come to the aid of ailing businesses.  Listed below are a few helpful links.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact any of these resources or the Executive Director of the Innovation Connector, Ted Baker @ 765-285-4902 or  Executive Director of the East Central Indiana Regional Planning District, William Walters at 765-713-7000 or [email protected] 

The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act

SBA Information for Disaster Relief – Inclusive 3-29-2020

FFCRA_Poster_WH1422_Non-Federal – COVID-19

2024 ECI Regional Planning District Board Meetings 

Located at the Innovation Connector, 1208 W. White River Blvd., Muncie, IN 47303

February 13, 2024

May 21, 2024

August 13, 2024

November 12, 2024

Executive Board Meeting @ 2:45 pm
Full Board Meeting @ 3:00 pm

ECI Regional Planning District News

Community Spotlight: Hartford City Public Library

The Hartford City Public Library is a vital community resource. This historic institution has grown and evolved, serving as an education, culture, and community engagement hub. With its extensive collection…

The Appeal of Delaware County

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