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This Must Be the Place

~by Michael Wilcox Assistant Director and Program Leader for Community Development / Purdue Extension Associate Director / North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (NCRCRD)     Every time new …

Heather Strohm

The Priority is People

~ by Heather Strohm, Regional Extension Educator, Community Development – Purdue University     Over the course of time, most companies develop and establish a set of priorities – either intentionally …

Testimonials

June 2, 2016

“Parke County decided to pursue the Business Retention & Expansion program because we understand that our existing businesses are probably our biggest strength that we have available to us today. Participating in this program has engaged a lot of our local leaders and other folks in the community that want to be a part of this program going forward.”

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