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Economic & Community Development Council

Economic & Community Development Council

MIBOR REALTOR® Association has consistently been the leader in our involvement with economic and community development compared to peer Associations across the country. Dating back to the early 1990’s, MIBOR REALTOR® Association became involved with economic development efforts in central Indiana because of the valuable connection of economic development and housing strategies.

We, like the National Association of REALTORS®, place high importance upon our continued involvement with economic and community development because we know it directly impacts the strength of our communities and the sustainability of the real estate industry. When we look at impactful community-based initiatives we discuss things like walkability and design, the availability of green spaces such as parks and trails, education opportunities, retail and restaurant development, multimodal transportation options, and other components that have direct ties to what makes an area an attractive place to live.

By leveraging our relationships with elected officials, economic developers, civic leaders and other organizations across central Indiana, we are at the table for this sector’s most important conversations. This involvement also significantly increases REALTOR® relevancy and the importance of having our industry plugged in to support economic and community development success.

MIBOR’s Economic & Community Development Council supports organizations and initiatives that build and maintain inclusive and vibrant communities, attract, develop and retain a skilled regional workforce and work towards the attraction and retention of quality jobs for central Indiana.

We know thriving communities are critical to a thriving real estate market. Therefore, REALTORS® invest and engage in economic development and community outreach.

2022 Grantees

We, like the National Association of REALTORS®, place high importance upon our continued involvement with economic and community development because we know it directly impacts the strength of our communities and the sustainability of the real estate industry. When we look at impactful community-based initiatives we discuss things like walkability and design, the availability of green spaces such as parks and trails, education opportunities, retail and restaurant development, multimodal transportation options, and other components that have direct ties to what makes an area an attractive place to live.

2021 Grantees

We, like the National Association of REALTORS®, place high importance upon our continued involvement with economic and community development because we know it directly impacts the strength of our communities and the sustainability of the real estate industry. When we look at impactful community-based initiatives we discuss things like walkability and design, the availability of green spaces such as parks and trails, education opportunities, retail and restaurant development, multimodal transportation options, and other components that have direct ties to what makes an area an attractive place to live.

MIBOR is looking for opportunities to invest in initiatives aimed at job attraction/retention and expansion, placemaking, quality of life, housing and initiatives that focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Application for investment

Funding support eligibility is limited to organizations and communities in the MIBOR service area. The MIBOR service area includes Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan and Shelby counties. The ECDC works with economic development organizations, community development corporations, parks and recreation departments, Mainstreet organizations, housing partners, community foundations, MIBOR Divisions, civic entities and non-profit organizations.

If you have questions or want to discuss how your project or initiative might fit within the ECDC’s mission, please reach out to Maddie Rastetter at maddierastetter@mibor.com or 317-965-5261.

APPLICATION FOR Investment

Applications will we be accepted and reviewed quarterly, deadlines to submit your application for investment are below.

  • Round 1: Due January 19, 2022 by 5:00 PM   |  Reviewed by ECDC January 27, 2022
  • Round 2: Due April 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM   |  Reviewed by ECDC April 28, 2022
  • Round 3: Due July 20, 2022 by 5:00 PM   |  Reviewed by ECDC July 28, 2022
  • Round 4: Due October 12, 2022 by 5:00 PM   |  Reviewed by ECDC October 20, 2022

REALTOR® ACTION DAY

REALTOR® Action Day (RAD) was created to provide MIBOR REALTOR® members with the opportunity to give back to their communities through placemaking and quality of life projects and to help encourage volunteerism across the MIBOR region. REALTORS® play a critical role in the process of buying and selling homes, and many help make their communities become better places to live, work, play and invest by undertaking various impactful volunteer projects.

During RAD, REALTORS® will volunteer at 9 different locations making a notable and combined impact within our communities.

2021’s RAD organized over 185 hours of volunteer work from more than 50 MIBOR members!

Information on the 2022 REALTOR® Action day will be available May 2022.

Economic and community Development Council

Your 2021 Economic and Community Development Council Members Include:

Randy Scheidt

At Large

Chairperson

Lee Ann Balta

Boone Division

 

David Brenton

Southside Division

 

Rosalie Cronley

Northside

 

Shane Dodge

Hendricks Division

 

Kathy Hall

Eastern Division

 

Tyler Hankins

At Large

 

Judy Koehler

Hamilton Division

 

Robert Lewis

Indy Partnership Council

 

Robert Lindgren

Commercial

 

Gregory Morrison

Montgomery Division

 

Kristen Olsen

Hancock Division

 

Nathan Runnebohm

Shelby County

 

Kathy Taylor

Morgan Division

 

Steven Thompson

Madison Division

 

Justin Wade

Greater Downtown