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Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs

OCRA > Stellar Communities Designation Program > Sagamore Research Project Sagamore Research Project

The Sagamore Institute for Public Policy Research is in the process of completing a research project exploring the progress, issues, and impacts of the Indiana Stellar Communities Designation Program.  It focuses specifically on describing program goals, planning and implementation. The project highlights community context, best practices, and lessons learned (to date), while providing an assessment of current economic and social impacts to local communities, as well as regional implications.  


Sagamore Research Project Website

Promoting Comprehensive Community Development in Rural Indiana: Indiana Stellar Communities Program Research Case Studies 2016 Annual Report

"Rural Decline and Revival: State and Local Partnerships in Creating 'Stellar Communities' in rural Indiana" (2015)

Stellar Communities 2013 Annual Report Executive Summary