The mission of the Community Development Program Area is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.
Leadership and Civic engagement
Equipping a new generation of leaders, organizations and stakeholders.
Community and Organizational planning
Increasing the capacity of local people to act on current and future opportunities.
Economic and Business Development
Helping communities create jobs, retain businesses and provide resources for business owners.
Local Government Education
Increasing the effectiveness of local governments, boards and committees.
Enhancing communities’ quality of life.
For more information please visit the cdext.purdue.edu