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Indiana Regional Cities Initiative grant given to northern Indiana group

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -

On Tuesday afternoon, Regional Cities of Northern Indiana learned it received a $42 million grant from the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative.

Governor Mike Pence made the announcement Tuesday afternoon.

Seven different regions in Indiana applied for $84 million in funding for their cities but only two regions will split the money

According to the plan submitted, North Central Indiana is seeking to create an innovation district network by building upon its greatest assets, like the University of Notre Dame.

The regional network would consist of seven innovation hub cities each with at least one district for investment and programming.

The goal, according to the plan, is to create higher wage jobs, attract talent and generate more innovation, investment, and businesses.

To see the whole plan, click here.

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