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September 2021

~by Dr. Larry DeBoer August 19, 2021   The National Bureau of Economic Research is our quasi-official umpire of recessions and expansions. Last year it marked the peak of the last decade’s expansion as February 2020.  In July it marked the trough—the economy’s low point—as April 2020. That made the pandemic recession the shortest but …
~by Steve Yoder, Community Development Regional Educator, Purdue Extension   Many years ago, a mentor of mine, who was helping me develop the structure of a non-profit board, mentioned something that stuck with me. “Of all the committees that a board needs,” he said, “the most important is a governance committee.” In the years since, …
~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 Census Data arrives, I receive a call from Perry County. On the other end of the line is Erin Emerson, Executive Director of the Perry …
Heather Strohm
~ 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 or unintentionally – from which they operate. It is critical to recognize how those priorities affect organizations at the people level. What is the climate …
~by Dr. Larry DeBoer July 22, 2021     Happy belated New Year, everyone! I mean the Indiana Fiscal New Year 2022, which started on July 1. The State Budget Agency celebrates the event every summer with a budget closeout, looking back at the year just ended and ahead to the next biennium. This time, …