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Ball State's front door for Outreach and Engagement

Building Better Communities (BBC) exists to link Indiana communities, organizations and businesses with the resources and expertise of Ball State faculty and students.  These connections are a vital part of Ball State’s commitments to advance Indiana and provide dynamic, real-world learning experiences for its students.

BBC staff members across seven locations and affiliated centers include dedicated project managers, economic development professionals and policy experts. With more than 25 years of experience, BBC can effectively match local, regional or state-level challenges with Ball State assets to create practical and innovative solutions. 

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Registration is now open for the 2015 Indiana Economic Development Course

The annual Indiana Economic Development Course offers an introduction and intensive training in the concepts, methods, and strategies of economic and community development. It will be held January 12-15, 2015 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana.  Register quickly – this course fills up fast! 

Read our Community Spotlights 
As a part of Ball State’s Primacy of Place initiative, we are proud to highlight Indiana cities and towns that have made great strides in increasing their attractiveness and vitality through innovative placemaking strategies.  Read their stories.  

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Imaginative students transform a Hoosier circus novel into a musical.
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Building Better Communities
Carmichael Hall (CA), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-2773
Fax: 765-285-4989
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