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Purdue Extension Means Business
The Purdue Extension Means Business Web site includes economic development publications, programs, partners throughout the state and other resources offered by Purdue Extension.

New Ventures
Find the answers and information you need to decide whether you should start a new agriculture- or food-related business.

Agricultural Innovation & Commercialization Center
If you do decide to start a new business, INVenture, an online
business planning tool, will help you write your business plan.

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ECD Strategic Plans

In 2005 ad hoc committees of Extension Educators and Specialists worked together to draft preliminary strategic plans for each of the five ECD focus areas. These documents will help guide the planning of ECD programs.

Community and Public Policy Engagement (.doc)
Entrepreneurship (.doc)
Leadership and Civic Engagement (.doc)
Learning Centers and Workforce (.doc)
Planning and Visioning (.doc)

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ECD Retreat Report (.doc)

Professional Development Conference (.doc)

Contact

Scott Hutcheson, Co-Director, Assistant Director and Program Leader, Economic and Community Development

Purdue University
203 Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057

Phone: 765-494-7273
Toll Free: 877-882-PCRD (7273)
hutcheson@purdue.edu

Michael Wilcox, Assistant Program Leader, Economic and Community Development

Purdue University
203 Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057

Phone: 765-494-7273
Toll Free: 877-882-PCRD (7273)
wilcox16@purdue.edu