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Purdue Center for
Regional Development

Data for

Visualizing critical data that informs local leaders and organizations of their region's unique characteristics.


Building trusting relationships among key players that spur the movement of ideas into action in an agile manner.

& Planning

Promoting the development of a high quality multi-year plan that builds on the economic strengths of the region.

Economic Development

& Business Growth

Suite of programs that foster a balanced investment in the economic development activities of a region.

Get to know us.

The mission of the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is to pioneer new ideas and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and prosperity. Founded in 2005, the Center partners with public, private, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations to identify and enhance the key drivers of innovation in regions across Indiana, the U.S. and beyond. These drivers include a vibrant and inclusive civic leadership, a commitment to collaboration, the application of advanced data support systems to promote sound decision-making and the pursuit of economic development investments that build on the competitive assets of regions. As such, the four goals of the PCRD align with major contributors to healthy and sustainable regions.

Learn More About PCRD
  • Economic development is the identification of local assets for growth and leveraging them through collaboration. The best methodology I've seen in 20 years for achieving this is called Strategic Doing.

  • Paul Collits, President
    Australia New Zealand Regional Science Association

  • Strategic Doing
  • I was blown away by the candidness and willingness of groups that have been competitors to continue to build on the collaboration begun by this SET process.

  • SET Regional Team Member

  • Stronger Economies Together