Pulaski County is one of Indiana’s inaugural Hometown Collaboration Initiative communities. The program seeks to help small communities expand their pipeline of local leaders, strengthen and expand jobs by building on existing economic assets and improve attractiveness and quality of life of their hometowns. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellsperman offered her congratulations via YouTube video announcement, saying she’s a strong proponent of growing rural Indiana.
The state Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) is joining forces with Ball State and Purdue Universities as part of the program.
“I am confident the HCI program will help Pulaski County develop and achieve its own goals of growth and prosperity. Congratulations on your selection as an HCI community,” Ellsperman said.
Pulaski County Economic Development Director Nathan P. Origer has pulled together a 14-member team from across the county to focus on local quality of life initiatives. View Ellseperman’s congratulatory video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QntcQTySHJU.