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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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City of Rushville Awarded a 2021 Aim Community Placemaking Award

Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced Rushville has earned an Aim Community Placemaking Award for their development of the Overlook at Riverside Park.  The city was honored with this award on October 6 during the Annual…


Hill’s Pet Nutrition Invests $17.5 Million and Plans to Create 64 Jobs at Richmond Plant

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a large-scale producer of nutrition for companion animals and a division of Colgate-Palmolive, is investing $17.5 million to expand production capacity at their location at 2325 Union Pike in Richmond. The company…

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

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,…