Purdue Center for Regional Development’s Economic Gardening program — a collaborative effort of PCRD, the Indiana Business Growth Network, the Hoosier Heartland Small Business Development Center and The Parish Library of Management and Economics at Purdue — was featured in the most recent Collaboration Express, a Quarterly Update Newsletter on Lilly Endowment Funded Projects.
Economic Gardening is an entrepreneurial approach to economic development. It assumes that an economy can expand from the inside when local companies grow. To help spur such expansion, the community provides sophisticated information and services that improve the natural entrepreneurial process. Purdue’s Economic Gardening program is specifically aimed at helping second-stage companies in Indiana.
Collaboration Express featured a Q&A interview with the Merideth Stines, the President and CEO of the Lebanon-based business American Ultraviolet Co. It also featured write-ups on two other businesses that are participating in Purdue’s Economic Gardening Program: Ad-Vance Magnetics Inc, located in Rochester, Ind., and DuraMark Technologies LLC located in Westfield, Ind.