UPDATE: Voting is now closed, and the survey results have been tallied. Many thanks to the 650-plus people who voted in the online survey.
The Gary and Region Investment Project (GRIP) is a regional initiative to reinvest in Northwest Indiana’s urban core, led by the Metropolitan Planning Council and The Times Media Company. GRIP launched Oct. 27, 2010, with the “GRIP the Future” event, at the Genesis Center, in Gary, Ind., at which 200 attendees helped shape the initiative's direction by voting for the development projects and investments they think will do the most to stabilize and transform Gary and Northwest Indiana's economy.
Now it's your turn to vote between now and Dec. 5, 2010. Your input will be used to identify the highest-priority projects, which will then be evaluated to determine their benefits to Northwest Indiana urban core and the region as a whole. In 2011, GRIP will partner with communities and development experts to get the most beneficial priority projects off and running. Before you vote, you may want to read about the projects currently on the list, by reviewing pages 5 through 18 of the GRIP Participant's Guide.
Help us ensure GRIP is well informed by the people it will affect most! Please take the survey (you may vote only once) and share this link with your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, and fellow congregants.