ADVANCE is a collaborative process to increase prosperity for residents, businesses, institutions and local governments in the six-county east central Indiana region. It’s an opportunity to make our communities better in the future than they are today. learn more

The Regional Cities Initiative  ADVANCE will allow the east central Indiana region to compete in Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation is encouraging communities to develop a vision and action plans that will “attract and retain future generations of Hoosiers.” The Regional Cities Initiative will award funding to implement projects in those regional action plans. For more information on the IEDC’s Regional Cities Initiative visit:

Map of east central Indiana region


Blackford • Delaware • Henry
Jay • Madison • Randolph

east central Indiana

The ADVANCE process will last throughout 2015 and offer numerous opportunities to get involved. Here are a few ways you can help shape the future of east central Indiana.


A follow up event is being planned for late July, stay tuned for more details.

your vision

Submit your BIG IDEAS for the future of the region.

submit an idea

Stay Informed

Join our email list to receive updates about the vision.