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 2021 we assisted:

96

Counties & Regions

7000

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 2021 we assisted with:

40

Business Starts

1609

Jobs Retained/Created

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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 2021:

22433

Dashboard Views

60

Technical Reports

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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 2021 we had:

30948

Web Visitors

1309

Social Media Followers

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PCRD Quarterly

An inside look into PCRD's quarterly analytics and performance from July 1 to Sept 30.

  • Engagement
  • Resources
  • Interactions

Engagement

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

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Number of people engaged with

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Number of regions engaged with

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Number of engagement
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Resources

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
completed

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blog posts

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reports/studies

Interactions

Since engagement is a two-way street, we gauge interactions with our stakeholders via digital channels.

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Social media users reached

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Website vistors

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RIS visitors

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If Not for WHIN…

If Not for WHIN… Believe it or not – it has been five years since Lilly Endowment Inc. (LEI) announced a $38.9M investment in the 10-county region surrounding Purdue University! Called the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN), this initiative launched…

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Job Earnings Index – A New Metric by PCRD

The Purdue Center for Regional Development has created an index to monitor earnings across an array of jobs throughout Indiana. The Job Earnings Index (JEI) will be used to see how earnings for different occupations have changed since 2005. JEI…

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3 Steps to Bring Better Broadband to Indiana

Your community needs your help! Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a map showing broadband availability across the U.S. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will use this map to guide the distribution of funding for building broadband…

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When Are We Getting Broadband?

The current broadband funding landscape is crowded. It is easy to get lost among so many broadband programs, resources, etc. And while this blog post will not answer all questions and/or clarify these muddy waters, I hope it provides some…

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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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