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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 …


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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