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PRIMACY OF PLACE (PoP)

Research and practice shows the single most important element in strengthening local economies is attracting and retaining talented individuals.  This requires not only good jobs and schools, but attention to the quality of life in individual communities. Primacy of Place describes a community’s strategic decision to dedicate resources to improving life experiences for residents, businesses and visitors. 

Ball State is proud to support and celebrate Indiana communities that are placing people first. Learn more about our programs: 

Primacy of Place Community Awards Program – Read about the accomplishments of our 2014 PoPCAP winners: Riverside Park Amphitheater in Rushville, Big Four Bridge and Big Four Station in Jeffersonville, Nickel Plate Arts Initiative in eastern Hamilton/southern Tipton counties and the Read to Succeed program in Greater Lafayette/Tippecanoe County.

Community Spotlights – Learn from the success stories of Indiana towns and cities that are committed to creating a community culture that nurtures wellness, happiness, and prosperity as a means of attracting and retaining talent.

Primacy of Place Best Practices Resources – Check out our best practice resources in six key areas of placemaking:  

ARTS
INTEGRATION

CENTRAL CITY
REVITALIZATION

COMMUNITY
WELLBEING

EDUCATIONAL
EXCELLENCE

MUNICIPAL
GOVERNANCE

READINESS
FOR CHANGE

Primacy of Place Mailing List - Sign-up for our email list to receive the latest PoP resources and spotlights twice a month.  

Is your community doing something exciting to improve quality of life for residents and attract talent?  Let us know about your Primacy of Place efforts or send us a Tweet at @BallStatePoP

Ball State’s Primary of Place initiative is a multidisciplinary partnership between: