The two winners of this year's Stellar Communities will be announced by Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann Thursday at the Indiana State Fair. There are six finalists. Last year's winners, Bedford and Richmond, received access to millions of dollars in funding for long-term development efforts. August 13, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will announce the two 2014 Stellar Communities Designees Thursday, August 14 at 10 a.m. The announcement is part of the Indiana State Fair's Community Development Day celebrations.

Six finalists received funds to prepare an in-depth Strategic Investment Plan followed by site visits conducted by the state selection team. The 2014 Stellar Communities finalists are the City of Decatur, City of Huntingburg, City of Marion, City of Mount Vernon, Town of Nashville and City of Wabash.

Launched in 2011, Stellar Communities pools funding sources to assist communities in achieving their long-term comprehensive strategic goals for targeted areas of their community. The program is a collaboration between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA), the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT).

More information about the Stellar Community program is available online at

Source: The Office of Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann

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