Check out the ADVANCE Regional Development Plan


The ADVANCE Regional Development Plan was submitted to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation for consideration in the Regional Cities Initiative. To check out the plan and learn more about six-county east central Indiana region click on the link below to the full plan.  

Did you miss the Summit 2? Take the Survey!


SUMMIT 2 SURVEY Thank you for taking time to complete our survey. The following questions were tested during the Regional Summit 2, Shaping the Vision meeting held July 28, in Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. Please provide your reactions to the questions below. Some questions might require elaboration. Please include your comments in then description areas below each question. … Read More

Tomorrow is the night! Regional Summit 2, Shaping the Vision


Please join us for the ADVANCE Regional Summit 2 event, Shaping the Vision! Summit 2 will take place this Tuesday, July 28th from 6pm to 8pm at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana. Free Parking will be provided behind the Convention Center. Bring your friends, family and anyone who cares about the future of east central Indiana. RSVP is … Read More

Summit 2, Shaping the Vision, is one week away!


The Steering Committee for ADVANCE, a vision for east central Indiana will host the follow-up to the successful Regional Summit one week from today. The gathering will take place from 6 to 8pm at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. Participants can expect to hear an update on the Regional Development Planning process, along with a summary from the … Read More

Attend the Summit 2, July 28


The Steering Committee for the ADVANCE east central Indiana Regional Development Planning process announced its second community workshop, Summit 2, to be held Tuesday, July 28, from 6 to 8pm at the Horizon Convention Center in Downtown Muncie. As a follow up to the successful Regional Summit, Summit 2 will focus on the region’s vision, its collective capabilities, and its … Read More

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