Forge your path in East Central Indiana!

Biker crossing a bridge on the Cardinal Greenway

Ever wonder what lies beyond Muncie and Delaware County? We are part of a vibrant 10-county region with many unique amenities, great value for families, high quality of life, and growth and vision within our communities.

The new Forge Your Path website highlights the great things in our region to encourage people to live, work, and play here. Visit to discover new resources, amenities, and adventures that are within easy reach.

Residents also can be featured as ambassadors for their county. If you love living in Muncie, consider sharing what you love with visitors and prospective residents.

Learn more at and follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

East Central Indiana is the place where you can design the life YOU want to live. ECI is the place where you matter. You can make a difference here. Smaller communities mean a chance to be a part of something. It means there’s time and opportunity to chase your dreams. You can be who you want to be here and everyone is welcome. So get involved. Get inspired. Forge your path.

VIDEO: ADVANCE East Central Indiana

This video, produced by Chris Flook was created by Ball State Student Media.  Follow them on Vimeo!

Director: Kyle May

Cinematography: Ben Redar, Robbie Mehling, Hobie Crase, Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Flagship Enterprise Center, Shane Dresch, Aaron Webster, Jeff Holiday, Kayla Eiler, Haley Turk, Kathie Green, Joe Sailer, Joe Vella

Motion Graphics: Chris Flook
Editing: Chris Flook

My Collection | My Story

There is an exciting opportunity to participate in Minnetrista’s first community collection exhibit. My Collection | My Story will showcase local collections of a variety of items, ranging from Beanie Babies to rare coins. Minnetrista is asking for submissions from anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Grant, Jay, Madison, & Randolph counties. The end date for entries is March 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the collection entry page.

IUH / BMH Effort to Reduce Infant Mortality in our Community

For East Central Indiana moms and moms-to-be, enroll with WeCare Indiana to receive timely messages about healthy living, having a healthy pregnancy, and caring for your baby during the first year of life. You can choose to receive your messages through text message, email, or a smartphone app.

Messages will include information on:

  • Preparing to be a mom
  • Breastfeeding
  • Delivery and Labor
  • Baby’s Health and Immunizations
  • Baby Development
  • Safe Sleep for Baby
  • Car Seat Safety
  • Baby and Mom Nutrition

WeCare will also send you information on local resources to help you along the way, such as:

  • Breastfeeding assistance and support groups
  • Nutritional supplement programs (WIC, etc.)
  • Free and low-cost childbirth classes
  • Free and low-cost parenting classes
  • Free and low-cost baby supplies

For information on how you may enroll in this service, please visit the website:

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