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2017 Community Development Archives

October

Purdue Extension.

You Can Say “No” in Business

Whether you are an entrepreneur, want to be one or not, we have all had those days of splitting headaches, not enough hours in the day and when the...

September

Purdue Extension.

How Co-Working Spaces and Incubators Differ

Recently I had the opportunity to join in on an Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) Listening Session in Sullivan. The information shared...

August

Purdue Extension.

Wired Publication Quotes Roberto Gallardo

Wired’s article, “Redefining ‘Broadband’ Could Slow Rollout In Rural Areas’, utilized remarks from our own Roberto...

Purdue Extension.

Gallardo’s Broadband Study Cited

In a globally connected world, access to the internet can link people to a variety of resources that can be of value in their daily living, such as...

July

Purdue Extension.

New Communities in Defense Manufacturing Assistance Program

For the next 10 months, the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) will be serving four new communities through its Defense Manufacturing...

Purdue Extension.

Facilitative Leadership Used to Create Comprehensive Strategy for Food Access in Indianapolis

On June 3, the City of Indianapolis, Indy Food Council, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and Purdue Extension-Marion County hosted the...

June

Purdue Extension.

Bubbling Up Your Business On The Internet

Growth in business is a challenge for many companies and realizing constraints is the first step in the process. For many business owners, the...

Purdue Extension.

Purdue and USDA RD Join Forces to Implement National Regional Economic Development Program

The Indiana Office of USDA Rural Development (RD) announced the designation of the Southern Indiana Development Commission (SIDC) as a Stronger...

May

Purdue Extension.

Community Rolls Out Small Business and Entrepreneurial Website

That’s the message that Rushville and Rush County are championing with the launching of the community’s own entrepreneurial website....

Purdue Extension.

Cultivating Diversity and Differences

Hiring employees from various backgrounds, cultures and experiences leads to workplace diversity. The vast majority of employers view diversity as...

Purdue Extension.

Turning Bad Meetings Into Great Ones Takes Leadership

No one likes to sit through a bad meeting. Many of us can point to things we don’t like about the meetings we attend that are not productive:

Purdue Extension.

HCI Local Food Summit Held in City of Auburn

On a beautiful May day, more than 100 people gathered at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds to learn, network and share about the local food system for...

Purdue Extension.

Generation 5 Communities Accepted Into Hometown Collaboration Initiative

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced on May 4, 2017 that the Towns of Albion and Cumberland, Cities of Angola and...

April

Purdue Extension.

Business Communication Techniques

Main Street corridors and county lines no longer bound society. The geographic boundaries of business expand nationally and globally for many small...

Purdue Extension.

HCI Local Food Summit Held in Spencer County

More than 58 people gathered at the Spencer County Extension office on March 22, 2017 to learn and discuss issues for their local food system. As...

Purdue Extension.

Book Club: A Good Tax, Chapter 4

This post is a part of our Local Government book club series. Join us in reading A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the...

Purdue Extension.

Purdue Program Helps Expand Jobs for Small Indiana Firms

Small businesses are the primary driver of job growth in Indiana. In fact, existing second stage businesses generated 36% of all new jobs in...

Purdue Extension.

Five Communities Selected as Semi-Finalists for Generation 5 of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative

The Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced on April 6, 2017 that the semi-finalists for Generation 5 of the Hometown...

Purdue Extension.

USDA Rural Development Finds “High Quality” in Economic Development Plan

INDIANAPOLIS, March 15, 2017 – The Eastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (EIRPC) has achieved the “High Quality Plan”...

March

Purdue Extension.

It’s Time to Embrace Small Businesses

Did you know that half of all businesses in Indiana are small businesses? These companies are the economic drivers of the local economy. Typically,...

Purdue Extension.

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Purdue Extension.

Book Club Review: A Good Tax, Chapter 3

This post is a part of our Local Government book club series. Join us in reading A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the...

Purdue Extension.

Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners & Strategic Planning

The Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (SWIMGA) continues to pioneer efforts on strategic planning for their organization. A group...

Purdue Extension.

Community Development Regional Educators Facilitate Visioning Forum

Nearly 50 Southwestern Indiana Master Gardeners Association (SWIMGA) members attended a Visioning Forum on February 4, 2017. Community Development...

Purdue Extension.

Book Club Review: A Good Tax, Chapter 2

This post is a part of our Local Government book club series. Join us in reading A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the...

February

Purdue Extension.

Book Club Review: A Good Tax, Chapter 1

This post is a part of our Local Government book club series. Join us in reading A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax in the...

Purdue Extension.

Stronger Economies Together (SET) Accepting Indiana Applications

USDA Rural Development Acting Indiana State Director Alan Krapf has announced Indiana has been approved to deliver Phase VII of the Stronger...

Purdue Extension.

Indiana Hometown Collaboration Initiative Now Accepting Applications

The Hometown Collaboration Initiative, an Initiative of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA), is accepting applications from...

Purdue Extension.

Nonprofit Session Gives Community Leaders Insight into Serving on Local Boards

Purdue Extension’s Community Leadership Program offers participants the opportunity to make a difference in their home towns by equipping...

Purdue Extension.

Picking Perry County: A Hometown Collaboration Initiative Success Story

Tell City, Indiana, in Perry County sits by the Ohio River, 179 miles away from Indianapolis. However, after a project with the Hometown...

January

Purdue Extension.

Join us in our New Year’s Resolution

The Purdue Extension Local Government group has made a New Year’s Resolution to read A Good Tax: Legal and Policy Issues for the Property Tax...

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Grant Writing Demystified: What You Need to Know About this High-Stakes Game

For ten years, I have been teaching grant writing workshops in Indiana. In that time, I have met very few people who actually set out to become...

Purdue Extension.

Six North Central Indiana Counties Create Regional Economic Plan

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...

Purdue Extension.

Purdue Extension’s Conservation Through Community Leadership Program – Accepting Community Applications

Purdue Extension’s new Conservation through Community Leadership (CCL) program is now accepting applications for the inaugural community...

Purdue Extension.

Bremen Indiana and Crawford County Accepted into Hometown Collaboration Initiative

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community Affairs (OCRA) announced on January 18, 2017 that the Town of...

Purdue Extension.

Local Workshop Broaches Topics of Diversity

Members of the community came together on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday to discuss diversity at the “Navigating Differences”...

Purdue Extension.

Initiative Helps Small Businesses Succeed

A Purdue program for small businesses was recently featured on WLFI News. The Purdue Initiative for Family Firms (PIFF) provides multi-generational...

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