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 five locations 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.  


Join us for two major Primacy of Place events

On August 7 we will celebrate the winners of the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program (PoPCAP) at a special awards ceremony luncheon at Muncie’s Minnetrista Cultural Center.  Register online through July 22.        

The 2014 Primacy of Place Conference (PoPCON) will take place on October 16 in Indianapolis.  Keynote speakers include Aaron Renn and Ed Burghard.  Register online – early bird rates apply through September 14.  

Registration opens for brownfields workshops

Does your community have an abandoned building, old gas station, or other potentially contaminated building that is impeding your community’s future growth?  Learn from revitalization experts at two brownfields workshops, August 27 & 28, at Ball State’s Indianapolis Center.  Brought to you by BBC, Technical Assistance to Brownfields Communities (TAB), Indiana Brownfields Program and EPA Region 5. Register online.  

Read our “10 Communities in 10 Weeks” blog series 

As a part of Ball State’s Primacy of Place initiative, we are proud to highlight 10 Indiana cities and towns that have made great strides in increasing their attractiveness and vitality through innovative placemaking strategies.  Read their stories

New immersive learning opportunities available for students  

The BBC fellows program is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines for summer and fall 2014 terms. Learn more.

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