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Primacy of Place

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 programs: 

Primacy of Place Community Awards 2014 – Read about the accomplishments of our award winners: 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.

Community Spotlights – Learn from the success stories of 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.

Resource Guide – Browse our collection for how to improve and highlight each of the six aspects of primacy of place via our Placemaking Resource Guide


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