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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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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Reviving History: Salamonia Celebrates Schoolhouse Ribbon-Cutting

In a heartwarming event attended by about 40 people, the Salamonia community celebrated the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently restored Salamonia Schoolhouse, first built in 1887 as a school for children grades 1-8. The event…

Wilbur Wright Trail

Ribbon Cutting Marks Completion of Phase Three for Wilbur Wright Trail

The community of Mooreland and Healthy Communities of Henry County celebrated the completion of phase three of the Wilbur Wright Trail project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, November 17. This completion marks a milestone…


Funding for Expansion of Trails in East Central Indiana Part of $5 Million Awarded by Ball Brothers Foundation

Ball Brothers Foundation approved 36 grants totaling $5 million in its second and final round of grants for 2023. The grants remain aligned with the foundation’s dedication to place-based grantmaking. Two significant grants have been…