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Emily Del Real

Emily Del Real

Engagement Specialist

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Emily Del Real is an Engagement Specialist at the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD), joining the staff in 2016. Her areas of expertise include economic development, business retention, workforce development, coaching and strategic planning.

She coordinates and manages the Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E), Economic Gardening, Digital Ready Businesses and Digital Ready Community programs. She is also an instructor and coach for the Digital Ready Businesses and Remote Work educational programs. Additionally, she provides training on community and regional Revolving Loan funds.

Emily holds a B.A. degree in Social Work from Purdue University with an educational focus in business management. She has earned certificates in Project Management Essentials and Remote Work. Emily’s previous positions at Purdue University include program coordinator in the Krannert School of Management and assistant director in the Division of Financial Aid.