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 2022 we assisted:


Counties & Regions



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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 2022 we assisted with:

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Business Starts


Jobs Created/Supported

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Data Innovation

We continue to innovate when it comes to data metrics, reports, and visualizations. Two new dashboards were completed and our existing dashboards updated resulting in the following during 2022:


Dashboard Views


Data/Technical Support

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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 2022 we had:


Web Visitors


Social Media Followers

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PCRD Quarterly

An inside look into PCRD's quarterly analytics and performance from January to March, 2023.

  • Engagement
  • Resources
  • Interactions


These metrics highlight some of our engagement efforts looking at projects, geographies, and individuals.

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Number of people engaged with


Number of regions engaged with


Number of engagement


We create a multitude of resources for our stakeholders to better inform them. Here are metrics around data products blog posts, and reports/studies.

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Data products


blog posts

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Recent News

Stay up to date with the Purdue Center for Regional Development's recent news and events.

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Exploring Indiana: New Maps, Fresh Insights

Rural Indiana Stats (RIS) is always working to make information more accessible and insightful. We’re excited to introduce two new interactive maps in the Geographic Classification section that shed light on Indiana’s economic landscape. The first map, “Distressed Counties”, pulls…

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PCRD is a great partner for storytelling through advanced data. PCRD gets the information that allows my organization to tell compelling stories...

Greg Jones

Executive Director Southern Indiana Development Commission

PCRD staff have always been responsive to our needs and have completed projects with skill and professionalism. I would highly recommend their services...

Jeff Plasterer

President of Wayne County Board of Commissioners

The PCRD team is very responsive and easy to work with.

Rama Salhi

University of Michigan

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

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