A new partnership between the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and the Lafayette campus of Ivy Tech Community College might help fill the employment pipeline for the $100 million-plus jet engine plant that General Electric recently built in Lafayette.
Less than a year after it began, a bike-share system at Purdue University is set to expand on campus and to downtown Lafayette. And a pending agreement with West Lafayette could add more bikes within the city.
The area, called the Purdue Innovation District, will be developed by the Purdue Research Foundation and Indianapolis-based Browning Investments. Plans call for up to 7 million square feet of new developments.