Home to Purdue University, West Lafayette was ranked one of the “smartest” (most educated) small cities in the country by Forbes in 2009. Purdue’s influence can be felt throughout the community – from culture and Big Ten sports to innovation and pioneering research. Students from 130 countries add a unique perspective.
Prime location along the scenic Wabash River
Connects to I-65 and is 1 hour from Indianapolis and 2 hours from Chicago
West Lafayette High School named best in Indiana by BusinessWeek (2009) and one of the top high schools in the nation by U.S. News and World Report (2008).
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.
For more information, contact: John Hanak, Statewide Director, Purdue Technology Centers, phone (317) 614-0793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.