Customers talking and enjoying lunch at The Bridge Café in Upland, Indiana

You matter here.

East Central Indiana has 9 counties, nearly 400,000 people and endless opportunities for you to build a life and make a difference here.

Learn More

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.

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


Your world
your future
your path

flower arrangement entrepreneur
Logo for Forge Your Path East Central Indiana

9 counties with
endless opportunity


Latest News East Central Indiana

Fayette County Day of Sharing

Fayette County Day of Sharing

Join Fayette County on Wednesday, October 5th, for Day of Sharing – a community-wide day of volunteering! Fayette County individuals, businesses, students, teams, and organizations will come together to clean parks, collect and serve food,…


Falling for Festivals

It’s almost autumn in East Central Indiana and we’ve got an exciting festival season lined up! From fall fun to historical reenactments, there’s an event for everyone. Many festivals are either free to the public…


Local Companies Expand with Assistance from EDIT Funds

Two Wayne County companies – Vandor Group and Dot Transportation – recently announced expansions with help from an Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) grant from the EDC of Wayne County. Vandor is investing in its…