April 19, 2019

4 Indiana Regions Chosen As Stellar Communities Finalists

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs

Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four Indiana regions have been chosen as finalists for state funding aimed at boosting community ties and economic development.

Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch announced the finalists for the 2019 Stellar Communities Designation Program on Thursday.

They include "Constellation of Starke," which consists of the communities of Hamlet, Knox, North Judson and Starke County, and "Jay! Region," which encompasses Dunkirk, Portland, Pennville, Redkey and Jay County.

The two other regional finalists are "Marshall County Crossroads," which comprises Argos, Bourbon, Bremen, Culver, Plymouth and Marshall County, and "Safe and Welcome," which encompasses Knightstown, New Castle and Henry County.

This year's 2019 Stellar Communities Program designations will be announced Dec. 5.

The multi-million dollar investment initiative is led by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which Crouch oversees.

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