Muncie Economic Development Programs

The programs below are managed by Muncie Economic Development. Click on an icon to learn more about each individual program's assets. 



Muncie Redevelopment Commission

The main purpose of the MRC is to create opportunity for development, growth and investment and jobs, with a focus in the more blighted areas of Muncie. Muncie Redevelopment Commission (MRC) oversees business development opportunities and is authorized to acquire and dispose of abandoned residential properties.


The Muncie Redevelopment Commission (MRC) Residential Programs oversee a number of vacant residential buildings and vacant lots within the City of Muncie. As recommended by the Neighborhood Investment Committee (NIC), the MRC approves all acquisitions and dispositions through the program.
There are six residential programs, Residential, Urban Revitalization, Pocket Park, Community Garden & Orchard, Side Lot, and the Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program. For more information regarding these programs, please consult our Policy and Procedure Manual, or contact our Residential Program Administrator.

Economic Development Commission

The main purpose of the EDC is to issue bonds and to issue recommendation to the city council for tax abatement on residential new builds

Coworking Space

The CO:LAB is a collaborative coworking space for entrepreneurs, independent professionals, freelancers, and startup businesses with two locations in downtown Muncie. It offers a community work environment designed to bring members together to share expertise, facilitate networking and grow professional relationships, as well as a place to work independently and free from life’s daily distractions. 

Live-Work Project

In a collaboration with the City of Muncie, MRC, and other private, non-profit, and public organizations, a program will be established to promote, support, sustain, and maintain live-work areas throughout the City of Muncie.

Muncie Industrial Revolving Loan Fund

Created in 1977 as a federal grant to assist manufacturing to fund equipment, reals estate and employees.

With the Gas Boom came the Ball Brothers, a family rooted at the heart of Muncie development. The Ball Brothers are known for bringing Ball Corporation to Muncie, funding local businesses and serving the community with philanthropical acts.

Learn more about the history of Muncie

Office of the Mayor
The Honorable Daniel Ridenour

Muncie City Hall
Third Floor
300 N High Street
Muncie, IN 47305
(765) 747-4845
8am - 4pm (M-F)