The Vision 2016 program is drawing to a close, and fundraising has begun to support Vision 2021, the community's next comprehensive five-year economic development program.
About the Vision Program
The Vision program, established in 1983 and led by the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance is founded on public/private partnerships that represent the most comprehensive and successful economic development program the history of Delaware County. The program is supported by financial contributions and in-kind services from Vision Investors
which include companies, foundations, public entities, and individuals.
The current plan, Vision 2016, which began in 2011 and ends at the end of 2016, has six goals with corresponding objectives
. The first two goals call for the creation of 2,000 jobs and a total capital investment of $250 million through new business attraction and the retention and expansion of existing business. Results of those efforts are available on the Projects and Results
In the late spring of 2016, the public was invited to attend one of two focus groups to discuss the community's economic development priorities for the coming years. The feedback from these meetings created the framework for Vision 2021, the community’s next comprehensive five-year economic development plan.
See the full news release.
Vision 2021 Steering Committee
Jud Fisher, Ball Brothers Foundation
Jeff Daniels, Muncie Auto Group
Jay Julian, Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
Tom Miller, STAR Financial Bank
John Littler, Retired, Littler Diecast
Magi Kirkpatrick Sikora, Estep*Doctor & Company
Steve Moore, First Merchants Bank
Jim Shirvinski, Progress Rail
Tom Bracken, George and Frances Ball Foundation
Chris Caldwell, MutualBank
Kelly Shrock, Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County
Stephen Brand, Magna Powertrain Muncie
Scott Jordan, DELTEC Information Solutions
Steve Baule, Muncie Community Schools
Linn Crull, Whitinger & Company
Steve Smith, Mid-West Metal Products
Casey Stanley, Ontario Systems
Cherí E. O'Neill, Ball State University Foundation
Jim Mansfield, Muncie Visitors Bureau