History of Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana

Date established:

January 2005

Operated by Purdue Research Foundation, the organization that also operates the award-winning West Lafayette-based Purdue Research Park, Indiana's first Certified Technology Park and home to the largest university-affiliated business incubator in the country as well as the greatest number of technology companies in the state. As a way to stimulate the economy in “The Region” of Northwest Indiana, Rep. Pete Visclosky (D- Ind.) was instrumental in securing $6.9 million in federal funding to cover part of the center’s construction.

Square footage:

60,000 SF of business space.

Access to a high-speed telecommunications infrastructure; videoconferencing capabilities; shared office services; flexible rental rates; networking opportunities; business mentoring; enhanced opportunities for investor interest; technical assistance; and the use of Purdue's specialized research equipment and laboratories.

Historical Highlights:


January 2005:

Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana celebrates grand opening and welcomes seven charter firms into the newly constructed incubator. Purdue Research Foundation and Holladay Properties form a joint venture to create a technology business park that is anchored by the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana.

February 2006:

Ameriplex at the Crossroads business park receives an official Certified Technology Park designation by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, paving the way for tax incentives encouraging the development of high-wage, high-growth business opportunities and technology transfer between corporate and academic sectors.

October 2010:

Purdue and state officials dedicate a $2.2 million, 12,000-square-foot expansion to the Purdue Technology Center in the Purdue Research Park of Northwest Iindiana.

March 2012:

Rep. Pete Visclosky receives the 2011 Congressional Leadership in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council for his work in stimulating the economy in Northwest Indiana. The Purdue Research Foundation is the nominating organization for the award.

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