Woman on bicycle on a bridge across a bridge which crosses the White River along the Cardinal Greenway in Muncie, Indiana

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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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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.

Young boy watering flowers at Minnetrista in Muncie, Indiana


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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