Muncie’s community watched as factories left, jobs were lost and unemployment began to rise.
According to census data, HomeFacts and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over the past ten years, Muncie’s unemployment rate has been consistently two percent higher than the Indiana or national averages.
Opportunities to work change with the implementation of TIF districts, which lets companies come to the city at a discounted price, somewhat like a tax write-off.
Job opportunities are there, but job retention becomes the issue at hand.
The City of Muncie invited the public, county and city officials and other members of the community, to the Ball State University Alumni Center last Thursday, March 12, for an open discussion of ideas and plan to be sought out.
Muncie’s revitalization plan will analyze the community as a whole and help decide what improvements can be made to better the city.