Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA)


Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) was created to partner with others in the “heavy lifting” required to develop the infrastructure that will make Northwest Indiana economically vibrant. The legislation that created the RDA directs us to focus on our region’s collective assets. These regional assets are interrelated as the basic building blocks of a local economy that must become globally competitive.

As the RDA helps communities served by NICTD create more attractive and secure neighborhoods, it enables these communities to compete for jobs to both employ the current population and draw young people that work in Chicago, creating an economic climate attractive for businesses and people who will work in Indiana.