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Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs

OCRA > Regional Economic Impact Workshops Regional Economic Impact Workshops

Are you interested in learning how to determine the best investments for your community’s economic future? Budgets are tight; making wise investments for your community is critical. During this one-day workshop, you will gain a better understanding of your regional economy, learn how to measure economic impact, and hear from state leaders on resources and strategies available to your community.

This workshop is designed for:

  • government officials
  • economic and community development professionals
  • business and civic leaders
  • anyone interested in learning more about measuring economic impact

This workshop series is presented by the Economic Development Working Group, a collaboration of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Association of Indiana Counties, Indiana Association of Cities and Towns, Indiana Economic Development Association, Ball State University, Indiana State University, Indiana University, Purdue University, and University of Southern Indiana.

Presentations offered at all seminars:



Indiana State—Terre Haute, June 2nd



Ball State—Muncie, June 8th



Indiana University Southeast—New Albany, June 28th


University of Southern Indiana—Evansville, July 19th


Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne, August 16 


LaPorte Region Workshop- October 6

Incubator, Accelerators, Tech Parks, and Other Hubs for Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Scott Hutcheson, Purdue Center for Regional Development

Overview of Porter & La Porte County Economies
Dr. Derek Bjonback, Associate Professor, College of Business