Economic Development Course Location and Accommodations

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The course is held each year at the Horizon Convention Center, located in downtown Muncie, Indiana.  Directions to the facility from neighboring states are available on their website.  Parking is complimentary and located close by, in the rear of the building and lunch is catered in-house. 


Due to unpredictable weather conditions in January, participants are encouraged to stay in one of Muncie's local hotels such as the Comfort Inn & Suites, Fairfield Inn, or Hampton Inn & Suites for the duration of the course.  

Group rates of $79-$89 are available at the Comfort Inn & Suites.  Please call on or before January 2, 2015 to take advantage of the discount, and indicate you are with the Building Better Communities Course

The Comfort Inn & Suites and the Hampton Inn both have an indoor swimming pool and fitness center.  The Fairfield Inn has an indoor pool.  A number of restaurants are available within a short distance of the hotels.  A listing of other Muncie restaurants will be provided with your course materials.

Other available lodging in the area

  • Baymont Inn & Suites; 3400 Chadam Ln., Muncie 765-284-4200
  • Best Way Inn; 4000 N. Broadway Ave., Muncie 765-288-3671 
  • Best Western Muncie; 3011 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie 765-282-0600 or 800-528-1234
  • Budget Inn; 2000 N. Broadway, Muncie 765-216-6322
  • Budget Motel & Efficiencies; 821 E. 29th St., Muncie 765-287-9532
  • Comfort Inn; 3400 N. Marleon, Muncie 800-424-6423 or 765-587-0294
  • Days Inn; 3509 N. Everbrook Ln., Muncie 765-288-2311 or 800-329-7466 
  • Econo Motel; 1201 E. 29th St., Muncie 765-288-5559
  • Fairfield Inn; 4011 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie 765-282-6666 or 800-228-2800 
  • Hampton Inn; 4220 Bethel, Muncie 765-288-8500
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites; 4201 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie 765-289-4678 or 800-465-4329
  • Lees Inn; 3302 N. Everbrook Ln., Muncie 765-282-7557 or 800-733-5337 
  • Muncie Inn; 414 N. Madison St., Muncie 765-282-5981 
  • Pittenger Student Center Hotel; Ball State University 2000 University Ave., Muncie 765-285-1555
  • Red Carpet Inn; 3400 S. Madison St., Muncie 765-288-1911 or 888-315-2378 
  • Super 8 Motel; 3601 W. Fox Ridge Ln., Muncie 765-286-4333 or 800-800-8000


January 12-16, 2015 | Muncie, IN | Horizon Convention Center | Contact Us
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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