City of Muncie Joins Blackford County and Delaware County Resource & Grant Development Partnership Administered by Energize-ECI, Inc.

Muncie, IN – E. Roy Budd, Executive Director of Energize-ECI, Inc., announced that the City of Muncie has joined the Resource and Grant Development Partnership formed earlier this year by Blackford County and Delaware County, and administered by Energize-ECI, Inc.

A primary focus of the grant development partnership will be to advance economic development, upgrade infrastructure and improve the quality of life for the participating entities. The Resource and Grant Development Partnership is housed in the Energize-ECI, Inc. Engagement Center at 122 E. Main Street, Muncie.

“The City of Muncie is very fortunate to have the opportunity to join Delaware County and Blackford County in the Resource and Grant Development Partnership administered by Energize-ECI, Inc.,” stated Muncie Mayor Sharon McShurley. “In the statewide shift to regional economic development, we are fortunate to have the resources of Roy Budd and his staff. Adding a grant writing component makes perfect sense and cooperative initiatives result in cost savings for the City of Muncie and Delaware and Blackford counties. I thank Roy Budd and Commissioners Bennington, Brooke and Bledsoe for their cooperative spirit.”

Energize-ECI, Inc. is a public/private partnership providing pro-active services and programs to encourage new business investment in East Central Indiana. Energize-ECI, Inc. acts as a single point of contact for promoting the many advantages of operating a business in the region by collecting and cultivating leads and assisting individuals, site consultants and companies researching the area. Energize-ECI, Inc. answers inquiries regarding sites, buildings and regional information, then directs leads to the appropriate local economic development groups. Energize-ECI, Inc. provides support to: Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush and Wayne counties. Funding for trade missions, exhibits, marketing, programs, services and materials is provided by public and private entities throughout East Central Indiana, by foundations and grants.


About Energize-ECI, Inc.
Details about Energize-ECI, Inc. and information about East Central Indiana may be viewed at the comprehensive Energize-ECI, Inc. website The organization may be contacted at the Energize-ECI Engagement Center, 122 E, Main St., Muncie, IN 47305 (P.O. Box 1912, Muncie, IN 47308-1912); by phone at (765) 254.1420; fax (765) 254.1450 and by email [email protected]. Energize-ECI’s 48-page REGIONAL-FOCUS magazine, which contains a great overview of East Central Indiana – along with Energize-ECI’s newsletters – may be read or downloaded by going to the website.

Prepared by Tom Farris
T.L. Farris & Associates
P.O. Box 2542
Muncie, IN 47307-0542
Phone: 765.284.5313
Fax: 765.284.5314
Email: [email protected]

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