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Streamlined Permitting – A Northeast Indiana game changer PDF Print E-mail

By: Amy Hart

Game-changing tactics. That's what the Regional Opportunities Council (ROC) was looking for in 2011 when it selected the priorities for Vision 2020. The ROC recognized that in order for us to change the story of Northeast Indiana, the region had to uncover ideas that were difficult to execute but had a high desirability to achieve them.

One idea that eventually became a Vision 2020 priority was Streamlined Permitting. The ROC selected Streamlined Permitting because it believes improving the permitting systems across jurisdictions will encourage greater economic growth in Northeast Indiana. Streamlined permitting processes will make it easier for businesses to obtain appropriate permits to build and expand in the region.

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Luncheon honors progress to streamline permitting PDF Print E-mail

By: Courtney Tritch

Luncheon honors progress to streamline permitting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Nine jurisdictions participating in Northeast Indiana's Permitting Excellence Coalition were honored today at a Permitting Recognition Luncheon, hosted by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. Nearly 50 government officials, business leaders and economic development professionals from the region were in attendance.

Streamlining business permitting is a top priority in the region's Vison 2020 initiative, which is spearheaded by the Regional Partnership. The priority aims to help create a business-friendly environment that will encourage greater economic growth in Northeast Indiana by making it easier for businesses to obtain appropriate permits to build and expand in the region.

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GFOA Magazine Highlights Lean Government PDF Print E-mail

Magazine highlights employee engagement in article by HPG Network President Ryan Chasey

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Chasing Fads PDF Print E-mail

New management tools are a dime a dozen, and often just old strategies with fancy new names. But a few do make measurable differences.

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Paul Epstein calls it "the asphalt paradox." It occurred to him while working in New York City government doing process improvement in the early 1970s. The city was trying to capture and describe cost savings and revenue increases stemming from the citywide initiative to become leaner, meaner and more productive. The paradox? Becoming more efficient can cost a city more money.

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Regional Leaders Convene to Advance Permitting Standards PDF Print E-mail

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March 8, 2013

Regional Leaders Convene to Advance Permitting Standards

Original Article - Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Representatives from across Northeast Indiana, including mayors and county commissioners, planning and building leaders and members of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership's Regional Opportunities Council (ROC) participated in a half-day Northeast Indiana Permitting Excellence Workshop this week. The workshop was sponsored by Vision 2020, a regional initiative spearheaded by the Partnership, and focused on regional permitting standards. Participants identified immediate actions and long-term goals related to improving the permitting processes currently in place for their jurisdictions.

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