September 2019 EAUC/EDA University Center Webinar
On Wednesday, September 25, 2019, the Educational Association of University Centers and the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, will be hosting a webinar highlighting best practices in managing EDA University Centers.
This webinar will focus on how EDA University Centers and Economic Development Districts (EDDs) can collaborate by providing an example of how one UC, Purdue Center for Regional Development at Purdue University, is currently engaging with its nearby EDDs. There will be time for discussion following the presentation so both UCs and EDDs are encouraged to participate in this webinar to share ideas and ask questions!
Our guest speaker this month will be:
Roberto Gallardo is Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension Community & Regional Economics Specialist. He holds an electronics engineering undergraduate degree, a master's in economic development, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. Gallardo has worked with rural communities over the past fifteen years conducting local & regional community economic development, including the use of technology for development.
He has authored more than 90 articles and reports including peer-reviewed and news-related regarding rural trends, socioeconomic analysis, industrial clusters, the digital divide, and leveraging broadband applications for community economic development. He is also the author of the book “Responsive Countryside: The Digital Age & Rural Communities,” which highlights a 21st-century community development model that helps rural communities transition to, plan for, and prosper in the digital age. Dr. Gallardo is a TEDx speaker and his work has been featured in a WIRED magazine article, a MIC.com documentary, and a RFDTV documentary. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and two daughters.
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