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Building Better Communities

Through the Building Better Communities initiative, Ball State is working with Indiana cities, businesses, schools and civic leaders to develop customized solutions for real-world problems. By matching the needs of cities and organizations with the extensive expertise of Ball State faculty and staff, we assist our community partners in improving services, increasing business, developing new job opportunities, and enhancing competitiveness.

Learn how Ball State can assist your community or organization in reaching its full potential.


Operating from the Indianapolis Center:

David Terrell - BBC's Director of Economic Development Policy. David concentrates on helping Indiana communities create economic development policies and strategies that will allow them to thrive. He previously served as the senior advisor to Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, deputy chief of staff to former Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman, and executive director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. 


Brian Blackford - BBC's Training and Education Director. Brian oversees a variety of professional development courses and workshops for community and economic development professionals across the state. Ball State University regularly partners with state and national agencies to bring the latest strategies to Indiana communities.