With four locations, the Purdue Research Park network has sites in West Lafayette, Indianapolis, Merrillville and New Albany. The park network has more than 200 companies that employ about 4,100 people. A 2011 independent study reports that the park network provides an annual economic impact of $1.3 billion to the State of Indiana. Between 1999 and 2010, $256 million has been invested in facilities and infrastructure for the park network.
The Purdue Research Park network of technology-based business incubators is designed to create a dynamic entrepreneurial business environment, to attract high-technology companies and to launch new startups.