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  The ADVANCE process allowed the east central Indiana region to compete in Indiana’s Regional Cities Initiative. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation encouraged communities to develop a vision and action plans that will “attract and retain future generations of Hoosiers.” 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.


The process Steering Committee will continue to meet and work toward achieving the vision of the region.

your vision

Submit your BIG IDEAS for the future of the region.

submit an idea

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