Indiana Lieutenant Governor Ellspermann Announces 6 HCI Semifinalists

Posted by Jennifer Helfrich on November 05, 2015, in HCI.

The Indiana Lieutenant Governor and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs have announced six semi-finalist communities for the second cohort of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative. Semi-finalist communities include:

  • City of Auburn
  • City of Greenfield
  • Town of Hamilton
  • Orange County
  • Spencer County
  • Vermillion County

Each of these these six semi-finalist communities will receive a site visit from the Hometown Collaboration Initiative State Team during the week of November 16. During the site visit, each community's proposed HCI Coordinating Team will have the opportunity to elaborate on the information shared in their application to the initiative.

The Hometown Collaboration Initiative is an asset based community development program aimed at communities who want to develop a new generation of local leaders; promote the launch, survival and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs; or enhance the natural and physical assets of their hometowns.

The program is administered by OCRA in partnership with Purdue University’s Center for Regional Development, the Purdue Extension Community Development Program, and Ball State University’s Center for Community Economic Development.

Learn more about this PCRD signature program at

Read the Press Release