FELLOWS NOW RECRUITING FOR SPRING 2014:
Building Better Communities Fellows is now recruiting students for the spring 2014 semester. See the full list of available classes and don't miss out on one of these exciting opportunities to get real-world experience while earning credit.
We are spotlighting communities that are going the extra mile to increase their Primacy of Place by making placemaking a priority. Congratulations to Lafayette/West Lafayette, our February Spotlight Community! Check out our Spotlight page to learn more about this community and the other communities we spotlighted in 2013-2014!
Building Better Communities and the Primacy of Place Initiative now have a Twitter account. Follow @BallStatePoP to be kept up to date on our programs and the great placemaking efforts going on around the state.
PRIMACY OF PLACE
Building Better Communities (BBC) is proud to announce the Primacy of Place Initiative. Primacy of Place (PoP) represents a community's strategic choice to dedicate its resources toward the improvement of life experiences for residents, businesses, and visitors. Please see the new section of our website to learn more about Primacy of Place and how this new way of looking at community economic development may benefit your community or organization! You can also follow us on Twitter.
August 8, 2013, winners were announced for the first Primacy of Place Community Awards (PoPCAP). We were excited to see applications from across the state, but congratulations are due to this year's winners - the City of Columbus, the City of Valparaiso, and the Town of Walkerton! Details about their communities' efforts will be posted soon.
Information is now available for our Primacy of Place Conference. Find out more and register today!
Keep an eye out for these other PoP events and resources coming soon:
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