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October 14, 2002

NW incubator groundbreaking Thursday

Purdue, Visclosky to break ground for high-tech incubator in northwest Indiana

Purdue University officials will join Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky at 1 p.m. on Thursday (10/17) to break ground for a high-tech business incubator in northwest Indiana.

The incubator will be modeled after a successful facility at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette. It will be administered by Purdue with input from a community advisory committee.

"Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana: Because high-paying jobs come from high-tech ideas" is the theme for the event, which will be in Merrillville on land south of 93rd Avenue, between Broadway and I-65.

No parking will be permitted near the event site. Journalists will be shuttled to the site from the little league parking lot on Mississippi Street.

CONTACT: Jeanine Phipps, Purdue Research Park public relations director, (765) 496-3133;