Muncie Industries

Muncie-Delaware County’s strategic location, excellent education and transportation systems, low utility costs, skilled labor, quality buildings and available land positions it to excel in certain industry sectors.

Key Industries

Advanced Manufacturing

Food Processing

Logistics & Distribution

Alternative Energy

Information Technology

Growing Local Companies

Strength in our communities springs from the people who live and work here. Muncie-Delaware County has a young, diverse workforce with a strong, productive work ethic.

  • Businesses include Fortune 500 companies Navient, Concentrix, Progress Rail Services, SuperValu, and Jarden Home Brands.
  • Keihin IPT Manufacturing (Honda Supplier) helps anchor the Airpark Industrial Park.
  • Auto manufacturing giant Magna Powertrain (MPT-Muncie) continues to expand its operations in Delaware County in the Industria Centre Industrial Park.
  • Progress Rail Services, a subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., has located a locomotive assembly facility in Muncie.
  • Automotive supplier Mursix Corporation has recently expanded its building footprint and workforce, and continues to invest as the business grows, currently occupying nearly a half-million square feet.
  • Navient has expanded its facility, adding hundreds of jobs, making it the largest for-profit employer in Delaware County.


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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.
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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.