The following cities are locations and community partners:
These cities were selected for designation by considering a number of criteria related to city’s ability to demonstrate visible impact to citizens and surrounding regions, ability to attract future economic investment, to leverage existing community assets, significant local and regional impact, and local support and participation in the ISCP Initiative.
The cities designated to participate in the ISCP share similarities and differences along a number of dimensions, including community and market conditions, demographics, social and economic circumstances of residents, social capital stock, and organizational capacity. The analysis here focuses primarily on ISCP related efforts of Indiana Housing Community Development Authority, Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, the Indiana Department of Transportation, and convening community partner organizations in the first ten cities receiving ISCP designation. The following analysis provides a description of the setting (i.e., the community context) for each city, including a historical overview and evidence of rural decline. It illustrates the ISCP process in for each community partner.