Ball State University is recognizing Indiana cities and towns that are committed to placemaking as a means to attract and retain talent. Building Better Communities (BBC) recognizes that traditional economic development approaches are insufficient by themselves to produce sustained quality economic growth.
The Primacy of Place Community Awards Program has been developed to encourage and reward strides toward increasing communities’ attractiveness as places to settle and live through programs such as those that further the arts, wellness, education, and a wide variety of other placemaking efforts.
If your community is currently involved with, or has recently completed, a creative or innovative program of great benefit to your current and/or future residents, please let us know by submitting it for the first Primacy of Place Community Awards.
Applications are due by May 24, 2013 May 31, 2013.
To apply, please fill out this electronic submission form.
Prizes will include:
An awards ceremony will be held on August 8, 2013, at Ball State University’s Indianapolis Center.
The number of submissions a community may submit is not limited. If you have multiple programs you'd like us to consider, please feel free to fill out multiple applications.
If you have questions about the awards in general or specific questions about the application process, please e-mail Heather Kemper at email@example.com or call 765-285-2773. If you would like to be periodically updated about upcomming Primacy of Place and BBC economic community development news and events, please click here to subscribe to our news list.
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