Last Updated on May 1, 2015 by cassnetwork

Eleven Indiana communities were named quarter-finalists this week in the America’s Best Communities competition.  Fifty communities across the country advanced in the competition, sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, The Weather Channel and CoBank.

Quarter-Finalists from Indiana:

*Cities who have received an Indiana Stellar Communities Designation

The Quarter-Finalists will each receive $35,000 and support to define their vision and to develop a plan to put into motion and a GoPro camera to capture and share their stories throughout the process. Each team will then need to raise $15,000 in matching funds and create a Community Revitalization Plan focused on economic development as well as a budget proposal of $100,000 for possible 11-month implementation of the plan among other requirements.

Logansport applied for the designation but did not advance.

“The notification stated that the decision was very difficult as hundreds of outstanding applications were received. The committee is committed to moving forward with downtown improvements and is exploring additional funding opportunities,” a news release issued Friday by Logan’s Landing stated.
Read previous coverage of Logansport’s plans for downtown