Public Policy Institute
In today’s highly competitive marketplace, the long-term prospects of a community, region, or state can hinge on a single economic development decision. That’s why it’s essential that leaders and citizens have access to the information they need to make sound choices.
The IU Public Policy Institute provides that information through applied research and expert analysis in service areas, including industry clusters, economic valuation, program evaluation, tax-increment financing, workforce development, and more. With a mix of academic expertise and research knowledge, the Institute helps Hoosiers and their leaders understand marketplace data, assess their options, and make the right decisions.
In partnership with the Indiana Motorsports Association, PPI estimated the contributions of the motorsports to Indiana’s economy while looking at national and global industry trends. The study was part of a larger project being led by Purdue University to develop a motorsports and vehicle production network.
Indiana, along with other states, faces major changes in the economic landscape. People naturally seek to address the immediate problems, but there is also a need to look into the future, to be more proactive in shaping Indiana’s future. PPI is undertaking a process to develop policy recommendations for Indiana’s future based on conditions in Indiana.
Economic Opportunities through Education by 2015 (EcO15) is creating a regional system of life-long learning by connecting the residents of 10 counties within rural Southeast Indiana to better economic opportunities through education by the year 2015 and beyond. The objectives are to improve educational attainment of area residents, build a regional learning system in specific fields, and enhance...Project Details
In 1995, the Indiana General Assembly designated the Center as the staff agency for the Indiana Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (IACIR). The IACIR was formed to create effective communication, cooperation, and partnerships between the federal, state, and local units of government and to improve delivery of services to the citizens of Indiana through a better understanding of the...
Second project of the Policy Choices Initiative, this one is a place-based analysis.