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, and Blackford counties and the City of Portland.
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
- Greenways / Trails / Recreation Projects
- Sewer / Water / Infrastructure
- Specialized Programs and Services