Through the Indiana
Communities Institute and the Center for
Community Economic Development, Indiana communities can access a
variety of resources and services to help increase economic prospects and
attract human capital through strategic investments in quality-of-life
initiatives. We call it Primacy of Place.
Education and training programs: These are offered through the year and
focus on building knowledge and skills in community development and economic
Primacy of Place best practice resources:
Ball State experts have compiled some of the best resources for addressing
Primacy of Place issues in six primary categories.
Learn more about the Community Readiness Initiative and Hometown Collaboration
Initiative, access the Economic and Community Development Resource Guide, and
view data from the Center
for Business and Economic Research.
Support for small businesses: The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Corporation offers entrepreneurs expert guidance and a comprehensive network of resources for little to no cost. Services provided include one-on-one consulting, strategic planning, market research, loan assistance and much more.
Indianapolis Center and Fishers Center:
Beyond the main campus in Muncie, Ball State’s locations in downtown
Indianapolis and Fishers offer space for a variety of social, business, and