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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 Program.  It focuses specifically on describing program goals, planning and implementation in the first four communities designated as pilot communities between 2011 and 2012.  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.  The next year of research will focus on 2013 pilot communities and finalists for all three program years.


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

Stellar Communities 2013 Annual Report Executive Summary

Sagamore Research Project Website