Indiana Communities Institute


Who we are

The work we do at the Indiana Communities Institute is inspired by a simple vision: better communities for more people. Our mission in pursuit of this end is to help communities build greater capacity to achieve prosperity and well-being for their people and places. Our efforts are centered around community, grounded in research, engaged in practice, and focused on policy.

Our impact is evident across Indiana (and beyond) in communities and regions of all sizes. Here’s a glimpse of ICI’s impact since 2022:


21 Counties Directly Served Since 2022

90 Unique Engagements

500+ Participants since 2022

How We Help

Whether you are looking for meaningful educational experiences delivered through the ICI Academy or customized, community-driven initiatives and insights, the experienced team at the Indiana Communities Institute can support your local and regional efforts to build even better places to live, work, and visit.


Throughout the year, the ICI Academy offers a wide selection of trainings, including online workshops and webinars, but also in-person workshops and multi-day courses.

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Community-Based Projects

Tapping decades of collective community economic development expertise on staff, but also academic and technical resources from a variety of fields and an extensive partnership network, we can create custom initiatives to meet the specific needs of communities and regions.

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Updates and Insights


The Indiana Communities Institute collaborates with a number of experts and talented professionals across the Ball State campus. They provide research, technical resources, guidance, and professional knowledge to our many projects.

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Indiana Communities Institute

Whitinger Business Building, Room 149
2000 W. University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306