Indiana Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Office of Community Affairs (OCRA) announced on September 2, 2016 that the Indiana cities of Decatur and Logansport have been welcomed into the Indiana Hometown Collaboration Initiative. To date, twelve communities across the State of Indiana have joined this community capacity-building initiative.
This initiative is toward energizing self-identified communities of 25,000 or fewer people who aim to develop a new generation of local leaders; promote the launch, survival and growth of small businesses and entrepreneurs; or invest in place through community design, public space developments, local foods, or other quality of life initiatives.
The Purdue Center for Regional Development and Purdue Extension Community Development Program are initiative partners with OCRA for implementing this community capacity building initiative. Also collaborating in as an HCI initiative partner is Ball State University’s Indiana Communities Institute.