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East Central Indiana has 9 counties, nearly 400,000 people and endless opportunities for you to build a life and make a difference here.

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Forge your path

We’re not just one city. We’re a mosaic of individuals, different paths, and unique opportunities all coming together as one beautiful region. This is a place where you can be who you want to be and create a life that matters.

Are you an entrepreneur? A hard worker? An artist? A volunteer? A parent? There’s room for you in East Central Indiana. You can get involved, grow a family, open a start-up, or simply enjoy being you.

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Student working with machinery at Purdue Polytechnic Institute


Spectators admire art at The Portland Center of Arts Place in Jay County, Indiana


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Blue Buffalo Announces $200 Million Expansion at Richmond Facility

Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined local officials to announce Blue Buffalo’s expansion of its Richmond facility, creating 50-60 new jobs by the end of 2024.  Blue Buffalo, the nation’s leading natural pet food company, will…


READI Funding Supports Property Acquisition in Downtown Yorktown

Since 2014, the Yorktown Redevelopment Commission has been diligently working to redevelop, revitalize and grow its downtown core. With a substantial portion of the work complete, the Town has now set its sights on completing…


Ball State University Accepting Proposals for 2023 Community Engagement for the Arts Grant

Ball State University’s Office of Community Engagement is now accepting proposals for the 2023 Community Engagement for the Arts (CEFTA) Grant. This competitive grant program provides up to $35,000 annually to an East Central Indiana…