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    March 03, 2015
    City Council Approves Preliminary Resolution for Trilogy Health Care of Muncie, LLC
    At its March 2, 2015, meeting the Muncie City Council approved a preliminary resolution allowing for designation of an economic revitalization area (ERA) and approval of a three year tax abatement on a $4 million expansion by Trilogy Health Care of Muncie, LLC. The Council will hold a public hearing and take final action on this measure at its April 6th meeting.

    Trilogy Health Care (Morrison Woods) is proposing to construct a 25,000 square foot addition to its existing assisted living facility on certain land in the proposed Economic Revitalization Area (ERA).
    Each townhouse includes two bedrooms and two baths. The construction consists of 16 rooms. Assisted living for the Townhouses includes, but not limited to (1) housekeeping, (2) Maintenance, and (3) Healthcare button for help as described in the Statements of Benefits.

    The value of the real estate investment is projected at $3.3 million. The company is also investing $750,000 in equipment for which they are not requesting abatement.  The company will be adding between 10-15 jobs at an average rate of $33,000.
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Jay Julian
Chief Economic Development Officer, President/CEO
Jay is a native Hoosier, born and raised in Marion, IN. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Millikin University, Decatur, IL in 1979. Jay joined the Muncie Chamber of Commerce on July 1, 2009. Julian is the former Executive Director of Development Services with City of Marion, IN. Prior to this, he was the Planning Director for the City of Anderson, IN. Jay has received awards for IACT Economic Recovery, Historic Preservation Commission Award, and Indiana Black Expo Chairman’s Award.
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Traci Lutton
Vice President, Economic Development
In her role at the Economic Development Alliance, Ms. Lutton leverages economic development resources to sustain and enhance the economic growth, vitality and global competitiveness of Muncie-Delaware County as a superior business location. Lutton markets the community locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to private investors, corporations, and site selectors through recruitment trips, website, tradeshows and other methods. Traci has knowledge and experience with a range of site selection and development services.
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Ashley Surpas
Economic Development Project Manager
Ashley Surpas, from Muncie, Indiana, came to the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance in July of 2012 after graduating from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Political Science, a Master of Public Administration, and a Master of Executive Development for Public Service. Surpas volunteers with Project Leadership in Delaware County and serves on the Anderson-Muncie Public Transportation Coalition.