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As Indiana legislators weigh options for increasing high-speed internet access in the state, a new report by the Purdue Center for Regional Development shows the economic benefits of expanded broadband service could outweigh the development costs and generate up to $10 million in growth for some counties over the next 15 years.
The Indiana Extension Educators Association presented its annual award to county educators during Purdue Extension's Professional Development Conference last week.
John Baugh, Purdue's director of Agricultural Services and Regulations, and two Purdue Extension professionals were honored for outstanding service to the state as part of Extension's annual Professional Development Conference.
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An unsettling number popped up on my computer screen last week. The index of leading economic indicators for Indiana decreased in August. It was the first decline since April 2009, during the Great Recession. The leading index is "leading" because it is made up of economic measurements that change before the general economy. If a recession is coming, the leading indicators drop first. If a recession is about to end, and a recovery will begin, the leading indicators start moving up first.
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The Farmers Market Vendor Workshop Series, part of the Purdue Extension Market Basket 360 initiative, is designed to help your business thrive and grow at the farmers market. Join us this winter for five evening sessions to reinvigorate your sales and presence at the farmers market!
Red maple tree with red leaves for fall. Photo by: Lenny Far.ee
The calendar flipping over to October is a reminder the annual Autumn leaf color display is on its way. The perennial question is "how will the color be this year?"
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The Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that payroll employment in the United States in August had increased by 189,000. It was a typical number for the last couple of years. The average so far this year has been 178,000. The average last year was 187,000. August was a normal month.

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