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Purdue Extension has offices in all ninety-two counties in Indiana. Through these offices, our educators are able to spend their workdays (and live their lives) in close proximity to their stakeholders. This constant contact offers insights that go beyond the data and builds networks that other institutions often struggle to replicate. Recently, one of our …
Dear Purdue Extension Community Development Colleagues and Partners – We have all heard the old saying, “Change is the only constant in life.” Spoken 2,500 years ago in Greek as “Panta Rhei (πάντα ῥεῖ) or “Everything flows,” I am reminded of it every year when the new semester begins and our campus is flooded with …
Dear Purdue Extension Community Development Colleagues and Partners – This is my first full week serving as the Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development with Purdue Extension. I am excited about this opportunity to lead our Extension Program Area to new heights, while positively impacting Indiana residents and setting a national standard for …
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2019 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA and four of its partners are accepting applications from rural communities and regions for technical assistance to implement economic development planning projects. USDA and its partners will review the applications as part of the Rural Economic Development …
As 2018 comes to a close, the Extension Community Development team wishes you a new year filled with health, happiness and spectacular success. Enjoy reading our team’s reflections on the past year and what lies ahead. Michael Wilcox, Assistant Program Leader Our 2018 turned out to be filled with successes, challenges and exciting new possibilities. Our Extension …
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Los residentes de Indianápolis y Fort Wayne de 45 años o más podrán hasta el día 15 de diciembre de 2018, completar la encuesta en línea diseñada con el propósito de mejorar la calidad de vida de los ciudadanos mayores, tomando en cuenta la información suministrada. La Asociación Americana de Personas Pensionadas …
The Hometown Collaboration Initiative, an Initiative of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), is accepting applications from communities or counties with a current population of 25,000 or fewer. “HCI provides smaller communities with the ability to make a difference,” said Bo Beaulieu, Purdue Center for Regional Development Director and Extension Community Development …
Economic leaders drawn from a six-county region will be crafting a plan designed to build on the region’s economic strengths and serve as the blueprint for updating the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, or CEDS, last completed in 2012, according to a press release from Purdue University. The plan will center around fostering regional vitality …
A Purdue program for small businesses was recently featured on WLFI News. The Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF) provides multi-generational family businesses with research-based business management resources aimed at improving personal leadership performance and driving operational growth. “The initiative is all about helping family businesses think about how to manage better,” Maria Marshall said. “If you …
The Purdue Extension Community Development Program now has a Facebook and Twitter page! If you’re interested in getting better connected with the program, be sure to head over to our social media sites to stay informed on our latest news. Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter!…