Regional Development

Regional Development


Regions matter. They provide the scale required to support innovations that contribute to growth and prosperity. NIU’s regional development collaborations build human, governmental, economic, cultural, and environmental assets across the region.

Regional Development Institute (RDI)

Regional Development Institute

Innovations that lead to local prosperity and regional growth.

Center for Governmental Studies

Center for Governmental Studies

Expertise in research, planning, and implementation to aid community, workforce, and economic growth.

NIUNet

NIUNet

Planning and implementation of a 2200 mile, high-speed broadband network across the northern Illinois region

RDI: Broadband Development Group

RDI: Broadband Development Group

Design, contracting, and installation of broadband solutions.

Health Technology Initiatives

Healthcare applications for broadband networks and cutting-edge cancer treatment

Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center

Illinois Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (IL-HITREC)

Director, Roger Holloway

IL-HITREC helps facilitate the electronic exchange of information across health care settings and meet the national goals for improved and more equitable healthcare.

Manufacturing


Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center

Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center

Assistance with engineering, technical needs, information technology, and marketing support for small and medium-sized companies.