Community & Regional Engagement

The Purdue Center for Regional Development seeks to pioneer new ideas and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and prosperity. During 2019 we assisted:

59

Counties & Regions

6424

Individuals

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Small Business Development

Strong and sustainable economies require the pursuit of an appropriate mix of economic development strategies, especially ones that reduce economic gaps and strengthen a region’s economic assets. During 2019 we assisted with:

86

Business Starts

4178

Jobs Retained/Created

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Data Tools

As part of our engagement efforts and in partnership with Purdue Extension Community Development, we developed a data snapshot with more than 10 metrics for all 92 counties. In addition, during 2019:

15

Data Products

13

Blog Posts

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Digital Engagement

To ensure we reach a broader audience, our center has an online presence where we not only disseminate information but we also engage in meaningful conversations. In 2019:

35000

Web Visitors

815

Social Media Followers

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Thanks to the support provided by PCRD and Purdue Extension in launching the our Hometown Collaboration Initiative, our community went from zero to an All-America City finalist...

Dave Kitchell

Mayor, City of Logansport

The SMC Public Wi-Fi Program definitely sees value in PCRD's work that has allowed us to measure areas where we need more connectivity.

SMC Public Wi-Fi

IFront Door is incredibly valuable, particularly in rural areas where communities might be somewhat intimidated or reluctant to tackle marketing their cities and towns online.

Bryan Robbins

Executive Director of the Greensburg-Decatur County Economic Development Corporation

This is a valuable resource very useful to digital inclusion efforts. Little if any other data of this sort exists in such available and usable form. It is an exceptional asset.

New Mexico Digital Inclusion

Our experience with PCRD is always positive. The team recognizes that it is important to provide the information at the speed of business.

Wage Data for PRF Effort

The Purdue Center for Regional Development has been a tremendous partner to the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

Sam Spergel

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority

The team has been valuable to the Newton County Opportunity Zone Task Force with laying out a template to follow for developing an economic

Mike Davis

Newton County Opportunity Zone Task Force

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PCRD Seeks Your Support on Purdue Day of Giving

Written by Jessica Wandless and Bo Beaulieu and Breanna Burbridge. PCRD will be participating in this year’s Purdue Day of Giving on Wednesday, April 27th for the first time ever! Your generous gift will help support and expand the innovative…

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Digital Distress: What is it?

Written by Roberto Gallardo and Benjamin St. Germain. In 2019 one of us wrote two Medium posts introducing a new metric related to digital inclusion called digital distress. Since then, we know of several organizations and communities that have used…

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What is an EDA University Center?

Written by Bo Beaulieu, Roberto Gallardo, Indraneel Kumar, Jessica Wandless and Breanna Burbridge. The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is committed to supporting innovative regional (multi-county) activities by guiding the development and implementation of high quality comprehensive economic development…

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