Muncie, Indiana

Muncie Business Signs

Muncie is a city located in the central portion of the present-day U.S. state of Indiana.  Prior to meddling by citizens of the United States, this area was inhabited by the Delaware (Lenape) peoples.  In 1818, however, the Treaty of St. Mary’s forced the Delaware to give up their claims to Indiana and Ohio.  In fact, the Delaware (Lenape) had been in the area since the 1790s.  One of the villages they founded along the White River was called ‘Munsee Town’, a small trading post.  ‘Munsee’ was derived from a Delaware (Lenape) clan name, or member of one of their languages.  Following the forced removal of the Delaware (Lenape) peoples, in 1827, ‘Muncietown’ was platted by citizens of the United States.  Later, Muncie would be incorporated into a town in 1854 and then subsequently incorporated into a city in 1865.

Modern day Muncie, Indiana, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, has a total population of 69,010 people.  Additionally, Muncie, Indiana is considered the principal city of the Muncie, Indiana metropolitan statistical area.  The Muncie, Indiana metropolitan statistical area, according to that same 2016 estimate, has a total population of 117,671 people.

Historically, Muncie, Indiana’s economy was dominated by the gas production industry.  These days, however, things have changed quite a bit.  In fact, in 2015 Forbes Magazine ranked the city as 27th in the country among small places for business and careers and 18th for cost of doing business.  As reported in 2016 by Muncie, Indiana’s City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employer in the area is IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, which is responsible for 3,000 employees in total.  Coming in at a close second, however, is Ball State University, responsible for employing 2,800 people, while Muncie Community Schools comes in a far third, providing 843 local jobs to the area.

Ball State University, which was established in 1918 as Indiana State Normal School – Eastern Division, is a public coeducational research university.  The university was, predictably, eventually acquired by the Ball brothers, gas industrialists and founders of the Ball Corporation.  Today, Ball State University has an endowment of $192,694,012, with 21,998 students enrolled into its various programs in total.  This high research institution also includes the David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University.  The David Owsley Museum of Art, or DOMA, was established in 1936.  Located on campus, this art museum has a collection size of 11,000 items!  These items mostly include works of art such as paintings, photographs, prints, and sculptures.

As for sports, Ball State’s Cardinals participate in NCAA Division I (FBS)’s Mid-American Conference.  The Football Cardinals have gone to seven Division I bowl games in their history – losing every single one of them.

Muncie, Indiana does, however, have a strong footballing tradition.  Interestingly, at one time, Muncie, Indiana was home to the Muncie Flyers, who were also known as the Congerville Flyers.  The Muncie Flyers were in operation from 1905 to 1925 and held the honor of being one of the eleven charter members of the National Football League (NFL) prior to the franchise’s untimely demise.

Do you, by any chance, own a small business in and/or around the Muncie, Indiana area?  Have you considered becoming the owner of such an endeavor?  Below are listed some resources which could aid you should you choose to embark upon such an exciting quest:

Apply for a Business License in Muncie, Indiana:

Business and Industry in Muncie, Indiana:

Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana Economic Development Alliance (Chamber of Commerce):

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Adcom Media Group

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High Hope Signs & Graphics

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Matt Gross



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