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~Michael Wilcox, Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development, Purdue Extension Every November, our Purdue Extension Community Development team takes a moment to reflect on what they are thankful …


Sue Ellspermann
March 31, 2016

"We know that our rural communities play a vital role in Indiana’s economy, and I commend the finalists for working together to develop a strong local vision for the future. It is through programs such as HCI that we are able to foster a culture that supports capacity building, collaborative partnerships and business growth and provides a quality of place where people want to invest, live, work and raise a family."

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