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Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs


Indiana Home Town Competitiveness

Indiana HomeTown Competitiveness is a comprehensive framework for rural community development.  This innovative program emphasizes five key "pillars" to create economic success in rural Indiana communities which include youth engagement, leadership development, entrepreneurship, rural family success, and building community wealth.

For more information on the HTC program please contact Geoff Schomacker at

Indiana Resource Team

  • Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
  • Ball State University's Building Better Communities
  • Indiana Grantmakers Alliance
  • Indiana Rural Development Council
  • Purdue University's Center for Regional Development/Extension Service
  • University of Southern Indiana- Extended Services
  • United States Department of Agriculture- Rural Development
  • Indiana Association for Community and Economic Development