Economic Development Partners

The Economic Development Alliance is a collaborative effort by all the cities and towns in the Muncie-Delaware County community to promote economic development. The Alliance provides "one-stop shopping" for businesses requesting assistance for retention, expansion, and location needs.The Alliance serves as the lead organization for all of Delaware County regarding economic development services and works closely with the Mayor of Muncie and Delaware County Commissioners offices (as well as other Towns, City and Town Councils, and Planning Commissions).

The "Alliance" represents the collaborative efforts of:
  • Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
  • Delaware Advancement Corporation
  • Muncie Redevelopment Commission
  • Delaware County Redevelopment Commission
  • Muncie Economic Development Commission
  • Delaware County Economic Development Commission
  • Delaware County Advisory Council on Industrial Development
Connect With Us
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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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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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Ashley Surpas
Economic Development Coordinator
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.