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What’s new with Rural Indiana Stats?

Written by Benjamin St. Germain and Bo Beaulieu. The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) continues to update its online data platform, Rural Indiana Stats (RIS). This year is no different given that nearly all 130+ variables that are available…

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2019 Digital Divide Index (DDI)

We are happy to announce the release of the 2019 digital divide index. This updated version keeps the three scores you are familiar with: overall digital divide index, infrastructure/adoption, and socioeconomic. These scores still range from 0 to 100, where…

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PCRD Launches Digital Inclusion Fellows Initiative

Digital exclusion is the greatest threat to twenty-first century economic development. Recent global events related to the novel coronavirus emphasizes the importance of community and citizen online engagement. The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) plans to combat this issue…

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Small Business and Employment in Indiana

Written by Indraneel Kumar, Andrey Zhalnin and Roberto Gallardo. As COVID-19 rates are climbing across the state and country, new restrictions have been put in place. According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, these restrictions negatively impact small businesses,…

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