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Course Location

The course is held annually 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 off of Liberty & Howard streets. Lunch is catered in-house. 

Lodging, Dining, & More

Due to unpredictable weather conditions in January, participants are encouraged to stay in one of Muncie's local hotels for the duration of the course. Both the Comfort Inn & Suites and the Courtyard Marriott have offered a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate for class participants. Information on other available lodging in the area can be found at VisitMuncie.org under “Where to Stay”.  

Group Rates  

The Courtyard Marriott is located in downtown Muncie and is attached to the Horizon Convention Center. It features a Starbucks and two dining options on premise, the Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company and the Courtyard Bistro, among other amenities. To secure a rate of $114 plus tax at the Courtyard Marriott, participants should call 765-287-8550 and reference the “Indiana Economic Development Course” or “Indiana Communities Institute” by December 19, 2017. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements and for paying all related expenses.

Located along a commercial strip north of campus and near several dining options, the Comfort Inn & Suites has an indoor swimming pool and fitness center. To secure a rate of $79 plus tax (doubles) or $89 plus tax (king suite) at the Comfort Inn & Suites, participants should call 765-587-0294 and reference the “Indiana Economic Development Course” or the “Indiana Communities Institute” by January 1, 2018. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging arrangements and for paying all related expenses.