Bo Beaulieu

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Job Title: Director and Professor
Office Phone: (765) 494-4277
Cell Phone: (352) 284-6077
Delegate Type: Retiree
Institution: Purdue University
State: IN
Area of Specialty:
Community and Economic Development
Community and Economic Development, Executive


Bo Beaulieu is director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and assistant director of the Purdue Extension Community Development Program. Beaulieu has played a major role in the launch of a number of innovative national research and Extension programs, including the National e-Commerce Extension Project, the extension rural entrepreneurship effort, the Stronger Economies Together (SET) program in partnership with USDA Rural Development, and the Food Assistance Research Program in collaboration with the USDA Economic Research Service. He has been a key player engaged in the development and implementation of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative and the launch of the Rural Indiana Stats website in the state of Indiana. He has guided the EDA University Center work in Indiana since 2013. In his previous role as director of the Southern Rural Development Center, he coordinated two projects in partnership with FEMA. The first was a study titled, “Helping Disadvantaged Populations Prepare for Disasters: Assessing the Efficacy of the Emergency Preparedness Demonstration (EPD)” while the second was the development of a new curriculum product titled, “Ready Community: Building Disaster Resilient Places.”

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