Purdue Extension, Porter County

Our mission is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents and organizations to build strong, vibrant communities by using research-based resources to guide their decisions.


Purdue Extension enhances lives and livelihoods by providing information, resources, and insights through educational programs in Community Development, Agriculture, Health and Human Sciences and 4-H Youth Development. 

Services Provided

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Feasibility Studies

Economic and Site Development

  • Economic Development

Events and Community Building

  • Neighborhood Fairs and Festivals
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Government Funding
  • Grant Funding

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Emotional Well-being Support
  • Employee Development
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education
  • Student Training
  • Internship Program

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Industry Data

Management Issues

  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Health and Safety Training

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Board Development
  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • City Business Issues


  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Health and Safety Training
Primary Contact
Patty Keating
155 Indiana Ave., Suite 301
Valparaiso, IN 46383