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East Central Indiana has 10 counties, more than 520,000 people and endless opportunities for you to build a life and make a difference here.

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


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