Local Business Expansion & Retention Services

Expansion and retention programs are extremely important to a thriving community, and the Muncie-Delaware County EDA is constantly exploring new ways to assist existing businesses.

Expansion and Retention Services

  • Referrals to business support agencies
  • Information and business ombudsman services regarding incentive programs for existing business
  • Participation in monthly Manufacturing Alliance meetings
  • Conducts local wage and benefit studies
  • Finance & job training assistance
  • International trade assistance

Did You Know?

Indiana ranks first in the Midwest and 9th nationally in the Tax Foundation’s 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index.
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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.