Dagney Faulk and Mike Hicks at Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research have written another excellent study of Indiana property taxes. This one's about assessment quality.
The Valparaiso Local Food Summit intends to place local food and agricultural economic development on the agendas of public policymakers, business leaders, not-for-profit institutions, and citizens.
Many communities play their own version of "keeping up with the Joneses," with a watchful eye on other cities and towns to see how they compare. Sometimes it's a formal process of benchmarking, tracking demographics and economic statistics to see how they stack up. In other instances, its simply envy when the community next door gets a shiny new plaything and your hometown doesn't.
Grant-writing workshops designed to help potential applicants understand, develop, and submit their Federal grant applications for the Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program are being offered in March and April by Purdue Extension.