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Planning That Feeds the Region

They say: “Don’t Bite the Hand that Feeds You.” To the contrary, six local economic development organizations (LEDOs) in the Kankakee-Iroquois Regional Planning Commission (KIRPC) region just launched an Agricultural Strategy Plan to better support its local farmers and agribusinesses.…

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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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PCRD Charts New Five-Year Course

It is hard to believe I became director of the Center more than two years ago in June of 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was ongoing. While those were challenging times, I believe the pandemic also brought new opportunities. For…

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