The Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) is excited to announce its newly designed website! The website contains much of the same great content previous visitors loved but now includes some brand new features. Below are the top-ten improvements of the new website, but don’t take our word for it—click around and see it all for yourself!
Every partnership is important, from state and federal partners that provide resources to local partners that connect our experts with the boots on the ground. For that reason, the new design is focused on helping you find the information you need to work with us. Find out more on why you should Partner with us.
Why Partner with Us?
2. Data Tools
At PCRD, we believe in data-driven decision making. For that reason, we strive to provide tools that will give local, state, and national leaders the data they need to make informed decisions. We also incorporate many of these data tools into our programs. You can now find links to all these tools in one place!
Check out our Data Tools
3. Data Visualization Repository
If you follow us on social media, you know that we are continually looking to provide data in visual, easy to understand ways. Now you can find all these infographics in one place! But don’t forget to follow us on social media, so you don’t miss our latest data visualizations!
Check out our Visualizations
4. Digital Inclusion Engagement
Innovation is a priority at PCRD, and one way we are leading the charge is through our focus on digital inclusion. For two years now, this has been a priority in our engagement efforts. Now, information on these well-developed programs and services is at your fingertips! More information will be added to this section in the coming months, so be sure to check back often.
Check out Digital Inclusion
5. Engagement Activities
Digital Inclusion is not the only kind of engagement we participate in. PCRD has a long track record of creating and implementing innovative and strategic programs that are relevant to the regions we serve. From strategic planning to workforce and talent development, check out all the topics we are passionate about under Engagement. Be sure to check back soon, as more information about services will be added in the coming months!
Learn more about Engagement
By this point, you can tell we have lots going on at PCRD! This makes our News section vital as it highlights our recent activities, accomplishments, and findings. Please browse through our articles or narrow it down to specific categories. Don’t forget to follow us on social media to see the latest stories from our office.
Read more News
Our research at PCRD fuels our data and engagement efforts and we highlight the findings of these efforts through publications. From reports created by special requests to our Research and Policy Insights series, there’s lots of valuable information shared by the experts at PCRD. All can be found under publications, so check them out now and download them for later use!
8. EDA University Center
Did you know PCRD is an Economic Development Administration (EDA) University Center? Since 2016, We have partnered with Ball State University to support Economic Development Districts, Regional Planning Organizations, and local community and economic development entities across the state. Learn more about these initiatives under the EDA University Center on the main menu.
Many of our partners have had great things to say about our work, and we are excited to share those words of praise with you on our new website! Be sure to scroll through and read what others have said about PCRD on our home page. We hope it will inspire a fantastic new collaboration between you and PCRD.
View the home page
10. Updated Staff Profiles
At PCRD, the passion and drive that our staff bring each day is what makes us successful. You can now get a better look into those passions through the staff profiles under About Us > Our Team. Read their bio to get insight into who you are working with or browse their contributions to our news or publications.
Meet our Team
If you haven’t already, please start exploring the new site! And make sure you come back soon, as we plan on adding new features and content. When you’re ready to partner with us, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us!