We are pleased and excited to welcome you to our new Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) website, an effort that we started nearly a year ago. There are a number of valuable features to the site that we would like to bring to your attention.
First, if you want to get to know more about PCRD, navigate to the About Us page from the main menu. Not only does it provide information on our Center and its Mission & Goals, it also provides background information about the founding of the Center and the visionary leaders at Purdue University who were instrumental in its formation on the Our Story page.
If you want to know more about the individuals who are part of the PCRD staff, check out the Our Team page located under the About Us menu. You will find information on how to contact each staff member and that person’s email address and telephone number. You will also find a biographical sketch on each member and where appropriate, the person’s vita or resume. Of course, if you are just looking for general contact information for PCRD, go to the Contact Us page.
The Signature Programs menu introduces you to the core programs and activities currently offered by PCRD under our four major thematic areas. For example, the Strategy and Planning aspect of our work showcases three signature programs: Stronger Economies Together, Strategic Doing and our EDA University Center. Select any of these signature programs (or those highlighted under our three other thematic areas) to learn more about these comprehensive programs.
For those who want to gain easy access to various presentations or webinars that members of the PCRD staff have completed over the past several months, you will be glad to know that we have captured the lion’s share of these under the Media menu. Furthermore, any new presentations, publications, reports or webinars we release in the future will be accessible in the section of our website.
Finally, check out our Blog to read about some of the exciting work PCRD and its partners are currently engaged in.
If you want to be added to our newsletter email, it is simple to do. Just go the bottom of the page and you will see the “Newsletter Signup” request. If you have a specific request that you wish to communicate to us, feel free to use the Contact Us form. You may also use this same form to share your thoughts about our website and ways that we can make it even more useful to you.
The website is the result of hard work on the part of our entire PCRD staff. The person who has been the major driver of our new website has been Tyler Wright, our Web Designer and Developer. We are grateful for the talent and ingenuity that he has brought to our new site. Of course, we have a great group of PCRD support staff who’ve provided valuable assistance to him along the way, especially Adeline Jackson and Linda Soule. Thanks are due as well to the entire PCRD team who’ve provided a significant amount of content to the new site.