Regional Economic Impact Workshop
LaPorte ~ October 6

Purdue Extension Office -LaPorte, 2857 W St. Rd. #2, Suite A, LaPorte, IN

Are you interested in learning how to determine the best investments for your community’s economic future? Budgets are tight; making wise investments for your community is critical. During this one-day workshop, you will gain a better understanding of your regional economy, learn how to measure economic impact, and hear from state leaders on resources and strategies available to your community.

This workshop is designed for:

  • government officials
  • economic and community development professionals
  • business and civic leaders
  • anyone interested in learning more about measuring economic impact

The workshop agenda (Central Time):

9:00 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. Indiana Economic Development Corporation Overview and Update
Jim Staton
Northwest Regional Director, Indiana Economic Development Corporation
9:45 a.m. Understanding Your Regional Economy
Derek Bjonback
PhD Associate Professor of Economics at Purdue North Central
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Regional Impact Modeling
Michael Hicks, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Business and Economic Research
Ball State University
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Best Practices Impacting Economic Vitality
Scott Hutcheson
Purdue Center for Regional Development
2:00 p.m. Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Overview and Update
Geoff Schomacker
Project Manager
Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
2:30 p.m. Adjourn

Registration details
Agenda can also be viewed in .pdf format and printed from here.

Workshop Title: Regional Economic Impact Workshop
When: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Where: LaPorte County-Purdue Extension Office
2857 W St. Rd. #2, Suite A, LaPorte, IN
Cost: $20 (includes lunch and light breakfast refreshments)

Register Here.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Peggy Hosea at the Purdue Center for Regional Development. Peggy can be reached at or 765.236.0955.

The workshop series is presented by the Economic Development Working Group, a collaboration of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Association of Indiana Counties, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Indiana Economic Development Association, Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Southern Indiana.