Tuesday, July 28…Save the date!

The follow-up to the ADVANCE Regional Summit has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 28, 6pm. ADVANCE east central Indiana will hold its second public meeting from 6 to 8pm at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. We will share result of the June meeting and take another step toward the Regional Development Plan. Anyone who cares about the future of the … Read More

Impressive Turnout for Regional Summit


Nearly 250 people packed the Horizon Convention Center, in downtown Muncie, and were encouraged to share their vision for the future of the six-county region. The crowd included representation from Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Madison, and Randolph counties. The program began with the sharing of the State of the Region. This report focused on the key socio-economic and place-based trends, … Read More

ADVANCE in the News


The Regional Summit is coming up on June 9th from 6-8pm at the Horizon Convention Center and there is a lot of buzz about the event and East Central Indiana’s participation in the Regional Cities Initiative. Article in The Star Press. June 4, 2015 The summit meeting will gather information for the state’s Regional Cities Initiative and — organizers hope … Read More

Why is ADVANCE so Important?

Why is the ADVANCE planning process to develop a Vision for East Central Indiana so important? Why is this project being conducted? The region has a strong asset base and unrealized potential that could be unlocked through a deliberate, inclusive and in-depth vision process. Also, the state of Indiana has created an incentive program—the Regional Cities Initiative—that could bring additional … Read More

Regional Initiative “more than just a plan”

The Steering Committee for the ADVANCE East Central Indiana regional cities planning effort began its work this week. Initial meetings for the six participating counties of Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Madison and Randolph will be conducted beginning on May 5. These meetings give each county a chance to discuss opportunities for the future and specific projects in their area that … Read More