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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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IARC Data Dashboard Update

Written by Bertin Mbongo and Andrey Zhalnin. January is not over yet and PCRD can already check off one new year’s resolution our list: updating the IARC data dashboard! Found at iarcdatadashboard.com, this tool features data for each region in…

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Business Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

What good business guidance have we learned during this pandemic?  Unfortunately, many businesses have been negatively impacted. Some specific core groups have especially taken a hit, such as the entertainment and recreation sectors, including restaurants reliant on indoor dining. Numerous businesses…

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