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Purdue Center for
Regional Development

Mission & Goals

Mission

Pioneering new ideas and strategies that contribute to regional collaboration, innovation and prosperity.



The Five Major Goals of PCRD

1

Strengthen the Civic Leadership of Regions

Recognizing the economic needs and assets of regions rests, in part, on access to high quality data tools that can produce a comprehensive assessment of the region’s social, economic, educational and environmental resources.

2

Strengthen Collaborative Leadership

Vibrant regions depend on a diversity of people and groups contributing to the civic life of their regions. In addition, they hinge on the presence of a pipeline of new leaders who are capable of working in partnership with existing leaders to think and act regionally.

3

Promote Regional Strategy and Planning

Embracing a framework that promotes sound planning and timely decision making is critical to the effective tackling of regional concerns and opportunities.

4

Advance Economic Development and Business Growth Strategies

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.

5

Tap the Talents of Purdue Faculty and Staff

No matter the complexity of the challenges regions face, PCRD has access to a team of highly talented Purdue University faculty and staff who can provide guidance on key regional matters.