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Delaware County Fair Board Dedicates Building to Dr. John Wright

By Mark DiFabio— The Delaware County Fair Board recently dedicated the former Future Farmers building to longtime educator and 4-H leader Dr. John Wright. The board recently spent a Saturday to remodel the area into a picnic pavilion complete with tables for fair goers. “John had a big influence on…


New Industria Centre Shell Building Completed

The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance joined Delaware County government officials and Garmong Construction to announce that the construction of a new, 200,000 SF shell building has been completed. The event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Located on a 34-acre site in…


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Muncie-Delaware County Area Earns Shovel Ready Industrial Site Certification

An important site for growth in the Muncie-Delaware County Area has earned a shovel ready Industrial Site Certification.  The Industria Centre Site #1, along the Muncie bypass, has completed the certification program for American Electric Power’s (AEP) Quality Site Program. McCallum Sweeny Consulting, one of the world’s leading site selection consulting firms,…


First Merchants Corporation

Ameriana Bancorp To Merge With First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and Ameriana Bancorp (NASDAQ: ASBI)  announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Ameriana Bancorp will merge with and into First Merchants Corporation, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Ameriana Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, NA. The merger agreement provides that…



Ontario Systems Named One Of Top 100 “Best Places To Work” By Indiana Chamber

Ontario Systems, a leading receivables management technology and services provider, reacted publicly to its inclusion among the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s “Best Places to Work in Indiana”, crediting its staff and You-Powered Talent Credo for the honor. “We have been very intentional about creating an environment in which our team…


Farmhouse Creative Receives EDGE Award

Farmhouse Creative Receives EDGE Award

Farmhouse Creative has been presented with the annual Economic Development and Growth Through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Award.  Presented by the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), The EDGE awards are given to businesses who receive no-cost counseling from the organization and utilize these resources to maximize their ability to grow their business in Indiana. The EDGE award…




The Cintas Building

Cintas Building Purchased for Community Collaboration

By Terry Whitt Bailey The Cintas building has a new owner. The building which sits adjacent to Muncie’s core downtown district is now owned and operated by Sustainable Muncie Corporation, a non-profit entity organized to focus on the economic development of Muncie. This Cintas program is focused to attract and…


Heartland Business Center Means Big Business

The Heartland Business Center just off I-69 near Daleville has had a most interesting economic development metamorphosis. The massive 220,000 square-foot building was the former home of an outlet mall.
Two decades later, more than 700 people drive there every day, not to shop, but to work at cutting-edge businesses like…


Indiana Retains A-Level Performance in Advanced Manufacturing

Indiana is among the nation’s elite in manufacturing, logistics, tax climate and global reach, says a new report from Ball State University and Conexus Indiana. The 2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, issued by Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative, and Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), found that…


Goals and Facts: The ARC of Indiana

The Arc strives to empower people and inspire change in many ways – including expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We not only advocate for change – we are working to be part of that change by developing a training institute and teaching hotel in Muncie, Indiana. After receiving training…


Inaugural Morry Mannies Radio Scholarships Announced

J Chapman Brings Woof Boom to Muncie

With deep roots in Indiana, veteran radio broadcaster Jerry “J” Chapman is moving back to the Hoosier state and plans to return a network of six east central Indiana radio stations to local control by later this summer. A group of local investors, headed by Chapman, have formed Woof Boom…