FRENCH LICK – Accelerate Indiana Municipalities (Aim) announced Frankfort has earned an Aim Community Placemaking Award for their development of the Prairie Creek Park project.  The city was honored with this award on October 6 during the Annual Awards Luncheon – presented by Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, LLC during the 2021 Aim Ideas Summit in French Lick. Frankfort won in the 10,001 to 25,000 population category.

The Prairie Creek Park project redeveloped a brownfield adjacent to Prairie Creek. The Park concept was created to complement the city’s goals and downtown programming needs and includes several new amenities such as a performance stage, event center, large outdoor games, and several playgrounds. Learn more about the project by watching this video.

Aim CEO Matt Greller noted how Frankfort’s investment in quality of place amenities spurred additional corporate interest in the community.  “When a city or town invests in itself and demonstrates their potential as a talent attractor, it gives the private sector more confidence to locate or expand in the area.  Projects like Prairie Creek Park exemplify place-based economic development,” said Greller.

Conference Facts:
2021 Aim Ideas Summit
October 5-7, 2021
French Lick Resort
Attendance: 1,000 (pending final registration count)
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Since the 1890s, Aim, formerly the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, has been an advocate for Indiana municipalities.  Aim is the official voice of municipal government in Indiana, with more than 460 cities and towns as members.  Our purpose is to foster, promote and advocate for the success of Hoosier municipalities as laboratories of innovation, hubs of talent and the engines driving our state’s economy.

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