Westfield has been named a finalist of the 2014 Primacy of Place Community Awards Program by Ball State University.
The Building Better Communities and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs launched the Ball State Community Awards program in 2013. The group chose Westfield as a finalist for PoPCAP for their visionary approach in developing the Grand Park Sports Campus. The $45 million investment created an industry that will better the lives of Westfield’s residents, businesses and visitors.
“We are honored to be chosen as a finalist for PoPCAP,” Mayor Andy Cook stated. “Grand Park started as a citizens’ group coming up with the idea of building a 400 acre sports park that would make Westfield a sports tourism destination across the country. The city council made that dream a reality and because of their vision, persistence and guts, Westfield is becoming a community to watch and I’m just proud to be a part of its success.”
Finalists will be honored at the Primacy of Place Community Awards Luncheon on Aug. 7 at the Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie.
The PoPCAP awards are one part of a Ball State’s Primacy of Place initiative to help Indiana communities put human interests at the center of economic development by nurturing wellness, happiness, and prosperity. For more information, visit http://primacyofplace.com.