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Helping state thrive, another nod for Thriving Communities, Thriving State

December 17, 2014
The IU Public Policy Institute and its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project was recently featured in Fort Wayne’s Journal Gazette. The project officially kicks off in January 2015.Read Helping state thrive (Journal Gazette) Read Thriving Communities, Thriving State honored as state's Bicentennial Legacy Project Read More »


Thriving Communities, Thriving State honored as state's Bicentennial Legacy Project

December 9, 2014
An Indiana University Public Policy Institute proposal to examine innovative strategies that lead to thriving communities has been endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission, who is planning Indiana’s observance of its 200th birthday.With the endorsement by the Commission, the “Policy Choices for Indiana’s Future: Thriving Communities, Thriving State” proposal becomes a Bicentennial Legacy... Read More »


Institute seeking SPEA grad students

December 3, 2014
As the IU Public Policy Institute begins its Thriving Communities, Thriving State project, we are looking for three SPEA graduate students to work 15-20 hours a week starting in January 2015 through the calendar year.Here are some additional details about this opportunity.Our Thriving Communities, Thriving State project will facilitate a conversation between citizens, stakeholders, thought... Read More »


Marron offers tips on harnessing the energy of Millennials and Baby Boomers

November 30, 2014
John Marron, one of the Institute’s Senior Policy Analysts and an AICP, recently presented to a full house at the 90th National League of Cities (NLC) Congress in Austin, Texas, in November, discussing how cities can advance their competitiveness through harnessing the energy of Millennials and Baby Boomers.He was invited by NLC due to the Institute’s participation in the Lifelong Indiana... Read More »


Institute, SPEA project reveals local revenue structure is less stable

October 2, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS -- A fiscal benchmarking project has produced its first report and it contains cautionary news for state and local officials and Hoosier taxpayers. READ THE REPORT: Fiscal Benchmarking for Indiana's Local Governments Comprehensive Report for 2011-2012: Counties, Townships, and Cities and Towns “Our data shows the taxes and other revenue streams that fund local governments are losing... Read More »