Building Better Communities (BBC) exists to link Indiana communities, organizations and businesses with the resources and expertise of Ball State faculty and students.  These connections are a vital part of Ball State’s commitments to advance Indiana and provide dynamic, real-world learning experiences for its students.    

BBC staff members across five locations include dedicated project managers, economic development professionals and policy experts. With more than 25 years of experience, BBC can effectively match local, regional or state-level challenges with Ball State assets to create practical and innovative solutions.  


Registration now open for the 2014 Community Development Course 
This intense, hands-on workshop gives participants the chance to apply both practical and theoretical applications to real-live economic and community development challenges.  Learn more.   

New immersive learning opportunities available for students 
The BBC fellows program is recruiting undergraduate and graduate students from all academic disciplines for summer and fall 2014 terms. Learn more.   

Mark your calendar for Primacy of Place events 
Primacy of Place DefinitionPrimacy of Place describes a community’s strategic decision to dedicate resources to improving life experiences for residents, businesses and visitors.  Stay tuned for details about applying for the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards and mark your calendars for our second annual conference on October 16, 2014.   You can also follow us on Twitter!     

Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center moves to Ball State squarelogo
Building Better Communities now hosts the Northeast Indiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC), which promotes health career opportunities to students and underrepresented minorities in northeast Indiana.  Learn more.     

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