Indiana Agencies, Associations, and Organizations

Resource Guide

Association of Indiana Counties (AIC)
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 1575, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 684-3710

The Association of Indiana Counties is a non-profit organization established in 1957 for the betterment of county government. The various functions of the AIC include lobbying the Indiana General Assembly on behalf of counties, serving as liaison between counties, state and federal agencies, as well as providing technical assistance and training to county officials and employees.

Building Better Communities (BBC)
Ball State University
CA 104, Muncie, IN  47306
Phone: (765) 285-2773

Established in 1984 by the Indiana General Assembly as the Indiana Economic Development Academy, Building Better Communities (BBC) is a statewide public service unit of Ball State University.  The mission of BBC is to help build self-sufficient Indiana communities by increasing the knowledge and ability of development professionals, government officials, and volunteers.

Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)
8250 Woodfield Crossing Blvd, Indianapolis, IN  46240
Phone: (317) 465-0200

The mission of the Federal Home Loan Bank System is to provide access to housing and to improve the quality of communities by extending credit through its more than 6,100 member banks, thrifts and others. The FHL Bank System plays a critical role in the continuous flow of funds to the residential mortgage market. These funds originate with the sale of debt securities, called consolidated obligations, in the capital markets. The sales provide funds that are loaned to member financial institutions, which in turn provide mortgage, credit to homebuyers.    

Indiana Arts Commission (IAC)
100 North Senate Avenue, Room N505, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 232-1268

IAC encourages the presence of the arts in communities of all sizes while promoting artistic quality and expression. IAC advocates arts development opportunities across the state, and stewards effective use of public and private resources for the arts.

Indiana Association of Cities and Towns (IACT) 
200 S. Meridian St., Suite 340, Indianapolis, IN  46225
Phone: (317) 237-6200

IACT serves as the official voice of Indiana municipal government in the General Assembly, representing municipal interests with a staff of professional lobbyists. The staff also maintains contact with the Indiana Congressional delegation on federal issues

Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED)
2105 N. Meridian St., Suite 102, Indianapolis, IN  46202
Phone: (317) 920-2300

IACED is a statewide membership organization of nonprofit organizations committed to community economic development in rural, small city, and urban areas.  IACED promotes the development of financial and other resources in support of CED and maintains an effective communication network that supports members in organizing and implementing local projects.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) 
Indiana Government Center North, 100 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 232-8603 or 1-800-451-6027

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is dedicated to conserving, protecting, enhancing, restoring, and managing Indiana’s environment. It strives to enforce environmental laws and standards, promulgate regulations consistent with the law and public policy, and promote conservation, pollution prevention, and a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR)
402 W. Washington St. Room W106A, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 232-4020

The mission of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural, and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana’s citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.

Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)
100 N. Senate Ave., Rm. IGCN 755, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 232-5533

The Indiana Department of Transportation selects, develops, builds, and maintains the best transportation projects to:

•   Provide mobility
•   Stimulate economic growth
•   Improve the quality of life

Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
10 N. Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: 1-800-891-6499

The best way to keep Indiana’s economy moving forward is to invest in our workforce - both current and future. DWD is focused on preparing all Hoosiers for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and to deliver a seamless system that promotes lifelong learning.

Lifelong learning creates lifetime opportunities during three transition periods: Work-to-Work, School-to-Work, and Welfare-to-Work.

Indiana Economic Development Association (IEDA)
One American Square, Suite 2450
Indianapolis, IN 46282
Phone: (317) 454-7013

The Indiana Economic Development Association, Inc. was formed in 1968 by professional industrial developers to provide continuity to a statewide community development effort.  IEDA was incorporated in 1982 as a statewide not-for-profit economic development organization.  Since its inception, IEDA has focused on two objectives: (1) to utilize knowledge and resources to make industrial development activities in the state more effective; and (2) to cooperate and interact with all state and local organizations engaged in promoting the economic welfare of Indiana.    

Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) 
One N. Capitol, Suite 700, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:  (317) 232-8800 or 1-800-463-8081

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is the State of Indiana’s lead economic development agency. The agency was officially established in February 2005 to replace the former Department of Commerce. In order to respond quickly to the needs of businesses, the IEDC operates like a business. Led by Indiana Secretary of Commerce and IEDC President Daniel J. Hasler., the IEDC is organized as a public private partnership governed by a twelve-member board. The IEDC Board of Directors is chaired by Governor Mitch Daniels and reflects the geographic and economic diversity of Indiana.

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA)
402 W. Washington St.; P.O. Box 7083, Indianapolis, IN  46027-7083
Phone: (317) 233-4454

The Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) provides services to families who have issues associated with low income, mental illness, addiction, mental retardation, a disability, aging, and children who are at risk for healthy development.

Indiana Finance Authority (IFA)
One N. Capitol, Suite 900, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 233-4332

IFA was established by the Indiana General Assembly to oversee State-related debt issuance and provide efficient, effective financing solutions to facilitate state, local governments and businesses investment in Indiana.

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) 
30 S. Meridian St., Suite 1000, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 232-7777 or 1-800-872-0371

IHFA is a State-operated bank that finances residential mortgages and the development of rental housing.  IHFA provides affordable homes for Hoosiers, stimulates the construction industry and construction employment, and is financially self-sufficient.

Indiana Land Use Consortium (ILUC)
Phone: (317) 261-3046

The Indiana Land Use Consortium serves as a catalyst for education and a forum for discussion to foster responsible land use decisions and practices in Indiana.

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA)
One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2288
Phone: (317) 233-3762

The mission of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) is to work with local, state, and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid rural communities in shaping their visions for community economic development.    

Indiana Planning Association (IPA)
P.O. Box 44804, Indianapolis, IN  46244
Phone: (317) 767-7780

IPA is an organization of professionals and citizen planners providing vision and leadership for the future development of Indiana communities. The association serves as a forum for the exchange of ideas, as a network in support of planning professionals, and as a bridge to build cooperation among planners, allied professionals, and the public through education and awareness.

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC)
Indiana Government Center S., 101 W. Washington St., Suite 1500E, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Phone: (317) 232-2701

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission regulates various aspects of public utilities’ business including the rates, financing, bonding, environmental compliance plans and service territories. The Commission has regulatory oversight concerning construction projects, and acquisition of additional plants and equipment. The Commission has authority to initiate investigations of all utilities’ rates and practices.

If you know of any Indiana state agencies, associations, or organizations we may have omitted, please e-mail Jes Beals and let us know. 


Building Better Communities
Carmichael Hall (CA), room 104
Ball State University
Muncie, Indiana 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer hours: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-2773
Fax: 765-285-4989
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