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
Primacy of Place Community Awards Program – 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 were announced as our 2014 PoPCAP winners on Thursday, August 7. Read
more about their accomplishments here.
Primacy of Place
Conference (October 16) –
Registration is now open for our 2014 Primacy of Place Conference on
October 16 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Center. Featured keynotes include Aaron M. Renn, an opinion-leading urban
affairs analyst and entrepreneur and Ed Burghard, creator of the “Strengthening Brand America Project,” helping
economic development professionals successfully apply product and corporate
branding to market communities for capital investment and Michael Langellier, president and CEO of Techpoint, Indiana’s statewide technology
initiative focused on growing Indiana’s tech sector through marketing and thought leadership, and
being a catalyst for strategic growth initiatives. Early-bird
registration through September 14.
“10 Communities in 10 Weeks” blog series – The “10 Communities in 10 Weeks” series highlights 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 – To help you start
pursuing primary of place, we have compiled best practice
resources in six key areas of
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:
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