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Studies and Publications

All reports are available for download as printable PDFs.  Note to Mac Users: After downloading, replace the ASHX extension with PDF if necessary.


Indiana Community Asset Inventory and Rankings 2012 Website Indiana Community Asset Inventory and Rankings 2012 Print Report Indiana Community Asset Inventory and Rankings 2012 Raw Data Spreadsheet
Website  Print Report  Raw Data

Indiana Community Asset Inventory and Rankings 2012
Developed by Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research, this project offers a detailed look at the factors that affect the reputation of Indiana's communities, both large and small.  The purpose of this project is to provide policy makers and residents within Indiana's counties with an objective, data-focused assessment of the factors that influence the quality of life and the economic conditions within each county.  Updated April 5, 2012.


 Toll Road Study Phase 3

Indiana Toll Road Economic Development Corridor Initiative
This report finalizes an analytical economic development study that spans over two years.  The study team from Ball State University evaluated the efficacy of multiple and varied strategies for potential implementation in the seven northernmost counties of Indiana, collectively the Indiana Toll Road Corridor.

Survey and analysis developed by Building Better Communities in conjunction with the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University.