Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana
Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana is a dynamic community located 58 miles northeast of Indianapolis in the east central portion of the state. Muncie, the county seat, comprises nearly sixty percent of Delaware County’s population. Our community is grounded with a diverse economic base that includes advanced manufacturing, information technology, logistics, and life science firms. Top notch educational institutions and a regional medical hospital grace the community. Ball State University (22,000 students) and Ivy Tech Community College (3,700 students) with nationally acclaimed educational departments and programs can provide your business with a wide assortment of quality applicants.
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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 Science 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.
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Erin Ailstock
Membership Director
As the Membership Director for the Chamber, Erin is responsible for membership sales and retention. She also works to develop and implement programs and opportunities that provide value to Chamber members.
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Sarah Menke
Communications and Events Coordinator
Sarah Menke graduated from Ball State University in May of 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations and Event Planning and Management. During her last year of college, she interned at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. She transitioned into her full-time role as the Communications and Events Coordinator immediately after graduation. Sarah was born and raised in LaPorte, Indiana. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, cooking, working out, and spending time with loved ones.
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Industria Centre Site #1 - McCallum Sweeney Certified
138.5 acres
This Certified site is adjacent to the Industria Centre Industrial Park. Its strategic location offers excellent access to I-69 and I-70, and is within a day's drive of 60 percent of the U.S. population...
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Warehouse/Distribution Center
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This 416,470+/- square foot industrial building is situated on 23.4+/- acres in Yorktown, IN, approximately 35 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

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  • August 24, 2019
    Legacy Gala Honored Ball Family (1)
    Among those who paid tribute to the legacy of the Ball family at the 9th annual Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Gala was Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.
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  • June 18, 2019
    Muncie-Based Accutech Systems Acquires Technology Company Money Tree Software
    Accutech Systems, a leading software company for the trust and investment industry, announced the acquisition of Money Tree Software, a premier financial planning solutions provider.
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  • May 28, 2019
    Global Automotive Parts Supplier Expanding in Muncie
    The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance announced today that Magna Powertrain of America, an automotive parts and systems supplier, will expand its drivetrain component operation in Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. The Troy, Michigan-headquartered company will invest $9.3 million to add new equipment in its 200,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, MPT Muncie, resulting in the addition of 50 new jobs.
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  • April 05, 2019
    Accutech Systems Expanding its Headquarters to Downtown Muncie
    Accutech Systems, a leading software company for the trust and investment industry, will invest more than $5.5 million to purchase and redevelop a 40,000 SF former Sears Department Store building in downtown Muncie. Accutech currently employs 53 people locally and 25 additional remote workers. By 2023, the company intends to grow to at least 100 local employees.
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  • April 12, 2019
    Delaware Dynamics Breaks Ground on New Facility to Expand High-Tech Capabilities
    At a ceremony today, Delaware Dynamics, the largest producer of die cast molds in North America, officially broke ground on a new facility that will be dedicated to escalating their high-tech capabilities. The building will house high-speed mills including another state-of-the-art 5-axis machine, and the expansion of their 3-D printing capabilities to greater sizes and a larger variety of materials.
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  • May 29, 2019
    Kitselman Trailhead Enters Second Phase of Construction
    The Kitselman Trailhead, Muncie’s new eastern gateway to the city, has kicked-off the second phase of construction. This entrance into Muncie will be fundamentally transformed with the addition of a pedestrian bridge, new trail connections, trailhead parking, and a sloped lawn with seating overlooking the White River.
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  • March 12, 2019
    New Verisite Certified Site in Yorktown, Indiana
    The town of Yorktown, Indiana and the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance have announced the certification of a 72.55-acre property by the Verisite Certification Program as a prime opportunity for industrial development. The McKibben site is located East of S. Marsh Ave. (S. Co. Rd. 600 W.) and South of CSX Transportation Incorporated railroad approximately 0.5 miles south of S.R. 32 (Smith St.).
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  • January 09, 2019
    Heritage Environmental & Mexico-based Zinc Nacional to Establish Waelz Kiln Facility in Muncie, Indiana
    Waelz Sustainable Products LLP (WSP), a joint venture between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental and Monterrey, Mexico-based Zinc Nacional, announced plans today to establish operations in Muncie, creating up to 90 jobs over the next several years. The new facility, which will be located on the former BorgWarner campus, is one part of a significant investment being made by Heritage Environmental to transform the property and facilitate the creation of up to an additional 210 jobs at the repurposed site.
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  • August 25, 2018
    Stanley Receives Legacy Award
    The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored Kelly Stanley with their 2018 Legacy Award. The Gala Event held at the Horizon Convention Center, had nearly 300 guests.
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  • October 19, 2017
    Chamber Recognizes Business Leaders at Annual Dinner
    The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 123rd Annual Meeting on October 19, 2017 with more than 300 business and community leaders in attendance.  The event, held at the Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards event.
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  • July 27, 2017
    Transformation of Former Muncie Brownfield Sites Underway
    The City of Muncie, Cardinal Greenways, INDOT and KPEP—the Kitselman Pure Energy Park—continue in cooperation to revitalize the former Indiana Steel and Wire and King Indiana Forge  brownfield factory areas on the east side of Muncie.
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  • January 31, 2017
    Four Delaware County Business Parks Certified as AT&T Fiber Ready; Locations Are First Designations for County
    Joined by local elected officials and business leaders, AT&T and the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance announced that four Delaware County business parks– three in Muncie and one in Yorktown – have been certified as being AT&T Fiber Ready. This marks the first time in Indiana that four Fiber Ready locations have been announced at once.
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  • December 15, 2016
    Mixed-Use Residential and Commercial Development Planned for Downtown Muncie
    The Muncie Redevelopment Commission has approved an economic development agreement with Roebuck, LLC for the former Sears Building and parking lot at Walnut and Main streets in downtown Muncie, Indiana. The $7.5 million mixed-use project will include 42 one to three-bedroom residential, market-rate housing units and more than 20,000 square feet of commercial space in the heart of downtown.
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  • October 27, 2016
    Chamber Recognizes Business Leaders at Annual Dinner
    MUNCIE, IN – The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 122nd Annual Meeting: A dinner, silent auction and awards program on October 27, 2016 with over 300 business and community leaders in attendance.  The event, held at Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards event.  
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  • May 02, 2016
    VISION 2021 Economic Development Planning Effort to Begin
    The Steering Committee for the VISION 2021 planning effort will hold a series of roundtable focus groups to solicit public input on the community's economic development priorities for the coming years. Feedback from these meetings will help determine the framework and goals for Vision 2021, the community’s next comprehensive five-year economic development plan. 
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  • March 31, 2016
    Muncie Announces Transformative Plan for Former Industrial Sites
    At an unveiling ceremony, Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler announced a transformative revitalization plan for the former King Indiana Forge and Indiana Steel & Wire industrial sites, located adjacent to the White River at the city’s eastern gateway. The plan, a result of decades of visionary, broad-based collaboration, was detailed by Tyler and representatives of numerous partners. Significant components of the plan include the Kitselman Trailhead, a new eastern gateway to the City of Muncie, Muncie Arts & Culture Trail, and the Kitselman Pure Energy Park (KPEP).
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  • January 22, 2016
    Delaware County - Certified Work Ready Community
    Delaware County has become the third Certified Work Ready Community in Eastern Indiana through ACT, completing 100 percent of its goals. The County joins Randolph and Rush Counties in this accomplishment. ACT launched its national Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) initiative in 2011. In June 2013, ACT began accepting applications directly from counties interested in participating, where there was not a statewide ACT CWRC program in place. Delaware County and other Eastern Indiana counties took advantage of this opportunity.
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  • September 10, 2015
    Muncie Named America’s Most Affordable College Town By
    American college towns are becoming appealing places to live – for all ages, from retirees to young people.  They are looking for the cultural events, quality of life, sports and recreational activities, community engagement opportunities, job opportunities and entrepreneurial spirit found in college towns.  The data team ranked more than 300 college towns by median home price to determine the top 10 least expensive and top ten most expensive college towns.  Muncie, Indiana, home of Ball State University and Ivy Tech Community College leads the nation in affordability with a median home price of $77,900.  The college town criteria specified areas where student residents were greater than 5,000 and made up more than 20% of the community’s total population.  Eight of the ten least expensive college towns are located in the Midwest.
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  • September 09, 2015
    Talent Attraction, Retention, Development, and Quality of Life Play Key Roles in ECI Regional Cities Plan
    Population stagnation and the loss of talent are critical issues that have faced East Central Indiana and the state of Indiana for decades. The Regional Cities Initiative is an opportunity for regions within the State of Indiana to collaborate, identify projects, and put together regional solutions to quality of life issues that directly relate to the attraction and retention of talent. These community-based plans are to provide a bold vision that will lead to transformational change within the Region and seek to grow the Region into a nationally-recognized destination of choice for talent and investment. To help incentivize local communities to undertake Regional Development Plans, the state of Indiana has set aside $84 million from the tax amnesty program to partner with communities in the funding and implementation of projects identified in the plans. “ADVANCE – A Vision for East Central Indiana,” is the name of the area’s Regional Development Plan (RDP) that will compete with six other Regions across the state for a slice of this funding.
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