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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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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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East Central Indiana receives over 150 project ideas for state grant application

The East Central Indiana Regional Partnership (ECIRP), in partnership with local governments, economic development organizations and anchor institutions, is in the process of preparing a Regional Development Plan. This regional planning process, which includes Blackford,…


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