2013 PoPCAP Awards

Ball State University is proud to recognize three Indiana cities and towns committed to placemaking as a means to attract and retain talent as the 2013 Primacy of Place Community Award winners.  Congratulations!  

Columbus Indiana  The City of Columbus (population 44,061) created an Arts District after extensive public input. The district helped create a new vibrancy and attract diverse populations to live and work in the community. It spurred the development of 240 new apartments, and business expansions in the district. Annual impact estimate is $214 million. FIND OUT MORE 
Valpo Photo  The City of Valparaiso (population 31,730) integrated arts, downtown revitalization, and parkland preservation in partnership with private investors and arts supporters. They created vibrant arts spaces and events, and a popular Orville Redenbacher statue that tweets to its Twitter followers. FIND OUT MORE  
Walkerton Photo  Walkerton (population 2,144) rebuilt an entire run-down neighborhood of 80 homes from the ground up, removing blight and providing existing residents with affordable, quality housing. The project generated great pride in the community and helped retain a business adjacent to the neighborhood. FIND OUT MORE 

We are pleased to partner with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to recognize communities that have made innovative strides toward enhancing their vitality through programs designed to nurture quality-of-life.
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