First Merchants makes $1.4B community investment

Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. (Nasdaq: FRME) is planning to invest more than $1 billion to support low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

Ball State creates esports team

Ball State University is joining hundreds of other colleges and universities in creating an official varsity esports team. Ball State will join 12 members of the Mid-American Conference during the fall semester of this year in the newly created independent Esports Collegiate Conference.

USDA to invest $14M in rural Indiana community

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Inside INdiana Business) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $281 million in 106 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities in 36 states and Puerto Rico.

Ball State to resume in-person classes this fall

The Ball State University Board of Trustees have unanimously voted to approve plans for in-person instruction at the Muncie campus.

Balance Holdings planning new Muncie headquarters

Agricultural production firm Balance Holdings, Inc. is planning a new headquarters and demonstration greenhouse in northwest Muncie. The company is purchasing 33 acres at I-69 and State Road 67 for a 100,000 square-foot building in an $18 million development.