Site Selection Services

The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance (EDA) works on a free and confidential basis with domestic and foreign companies planning to establish new facilities, relocate existing facilities or expand current facilities. EDA recognizes the time-sensitive nature of business attraction projects and is responsive to the site selection team’s needs. Staff serves as business ombudsmen and facilitates communication and development of new projects. The EDA also assists existing businesses and industries in Muncie-Delaware County with any business related issues.

The EDA offers a range of site selection services and development services, such as:
  • Land assemblage
  • Site development
  • Structure financing
  • Help in facilitating the permitting process
  • Customized data
  • Understanding of governmental processes related to development
  • Cooperation with the Energize-ECI Regional Partnership
  • Incentive procurement
  • Training assistance
The EDA is available to generate customized and detailed real estate reports that identify sites in Muncie-Delaware County that meet the criteria of a company’s relocation or expansion needs.

Did You Know?

Site consultants ranked Indiana FIRST in the Midwest for best overall business climate. (Site Selection Magazine, January 2014.)

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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
Interim 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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Todd Donati
Director, Muncie Redevelopment Commission
In his role as Director of the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, Todd Donati works closely with city administration and the Economic Development Alliance. Donati also serves as the Administrator of the Muncie Industrial Revolving Loan Fund.
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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.