Ball State is a proud partner in many local, regional, and statewide initiatives to support economic and community development.

Our approaches are grounded in the concept of “Primacy of Place” – the belief that attracting and retaining talented individuals by improving a community’s quality of life is the best way to strengthen local economies.  

Explore the following resources or contact us by email or 765-285-2773 to get started.   

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The Office of Community Engagement is Ball State’s front door for community partnerships with a special emphasis on Muncie, Delaware County, and East Central Indiana.

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The Indiana Communities Institute engages communities, regions, and the state of Indiana through policy, practice, and research on topics related to improving quality of life to attract and retain talent.

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Departments, centers, and institutes across campus offer a wide array of expertise, facilities, events, and services to the broader community.

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Browse GRCE's calendar and Ball State’s calendar for upcoming community events and like us on Facebook.