Founded in September of 2009, ECIRPD is a state designated, multi-county regional planning district whose mission is to serve the economic development, planning and grant development needs of Delaware, Grant, Jay, and Blackford counties.

Our primary purpose is to help local governments advance economic growth and development in their communities. To do so, ECIRPD offers assistance with planning, strategic thinking and securing grants to aid in the funding of projects that better the region. With our help, local governments can create effective solutions to improve blighted areas in their communities.

We offer a team approach to regional concerns and opportunities, improving quality of living in the region by working closely with local government officials and other professionals in the following areas:

  • CEDS Plan Management
  • Grant Research, Writing and Administration
  • Support mechanism for local economic development efforts
  • Transportation / Highway / Bridge / Projects
  • Environmental Projects / Brownfields
  • Consulting / Facilitation / Project Development
  • Support mechanism for community development and planning efforts
  • Technical Assistance / Research
  • Housing Projects
  • Opportunity Zones
  • Greenways / Trails / Recreation Projects
  • Sewer / Water / Infrastructure
  • Specialized Programs and Services

ECI Regional Planning District, Inc. Counties

Meet Bill Walters, Executive Director of ECIRPD

As of 2011, we are an independent, not-for-profit government entity operating under the direction of an Executive Board, representative Board of Directors, President & CEO, and a dedicated professional team. Our offices are located at the Innovation Connector on White River Boulevard in Muncie, Indiana.