- East Central Development Corporation
- Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Community Development and City Services
- Community Services
- Transportation and Planning
- Economic Development
- Employment and Training
- Fundraising Consulting
- Land Banks
- Government Training Institute
- Lead Program
- Drone Services
ECIA exists because of a need for local governments facing similar problems to cooperate in finding solutions. This cooperative effort, through ECIA membership, provides greater resources to local governments than they would be able to afford individually. The sharing of resources and discussion of common concerns vastly improves the quality and consistency of solutions to local and regional problems. Costs are held at a level that allows all local governments in the region to participate.
ECIA provides numerous planning, technical, and management resources to assist local governments in reaching and implementing decisions. Services provided by ECIA cover six broad categories: Community Development, Economic Development, Transportation Planning, Housing Assistance, Employment and Training and Rural Transit Services.
ECIA has numerous abbreviations it uses and/or pertains to ECIA on a regular basis.