Vision 2016 Investors

Vision 2016 is the current 5-year economic development plan for Muncie-Delaware County. This public/private partnership represents the most comprehensive economic development plan in the history of the community. The program is supported by financial contributions and and in-kind services from the following companies, foundations, public entities, and individuals. 

Academy of Model Aeronautics

ADM Real Estate, Inc.

Allied Enterprises, Inc.

Alro Steel Foundation

American Lawn Mower Company

American United Appraisal Co., Inc.


Ball Brothers Foundation

Ball State Federal Credit Union

Ball State University

Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Bartlett Corporation

Beasley & Gilkison, LLP

Benson Motorcycles, Inc DBA Harley-Davidson of Muncie

Boyce Systems

Briner Building, Inc.

Cardinal Health Alliance

Central Indiana Orthopedics, PC

City of Muncie

Coldwell Banker Lunsford

Community Hospital Anderson

Cornelius and Mary Dollison

CS Kern Inc.

Dairy Dream of Albany, Inc.

DeFur Voran LLP

Delaware Glass & Mirror Co., Inc.

Dennis Wenger, & Abrell, P.C.

DIY/Group, Inc.

Eileen R. Raywood, DDS, PC

Estep*Doctor and Company, PC

Family Vision Care

First Merchants Bank

Gannett Foundation

Garmong Construction Services

George and Frances Ball Foundation

Hilltop Group, Inc.

IN Title Company

Indiana American Water

Indiana Michigan Power

Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Inc.

Irving Materials Inc. / E&B Paving, Inc.

Ivy Tech Community College

Jack’s Camera Shop


Katherine Onieal Investment Services, LLC

Keihin Aircon North America, Inc.

L.J. Stone Inc.

Littler Diecast Corporation

Magna Powertrain

Meridian Health Services

Mid-West Metal Products

Miller Financial Management

Murray’s Jewelers, Inc.

Mursix Corporation

MutualBank Charitable Foundation

NASG Indiana

Normandy Flower Shop, Inc.

Ontario Systems, LLC

Peter and Franky Voss

Pinnacle IT Solutions

PrimeTrust Financial Credit Union

Printing Creations, Inc.

Prudential Indiana Realty Group

Raymond James & Associates

Scherrer Construction

Sherry Holdings, LLC

Shideler Grain Co., Inc.

Star Finanacial Bank

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.

The Hagerman Group

The Woodlands

TomKen Plastic Technologies

Town of Daleville

Town of Yorktown

Toyota of Muncie

US Architects, LLC

Vectren Energy Delivery


Whitinger & Company, LLC

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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 Williamson
Economic Development Coordinator
Erin Williamson joined the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance in November 2020. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ball State University. Erin was born and raised in Muncie and has a passion for community and local business. In her free time, she enjoys watching sports, being in nature, and spending time with loved ones.
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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.