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
Innovations that lead to local prosperity and regional growth.
Center for Governmental Studies
Expertise in research, planning, and implementation to aid community, workforce, and economic growth.
Planning and implementation of a 2200 mile, high-speed broadband network across the northern Illinois region
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 (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.
Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center
Assistance with engineering, technical needs, information technology, and marketing support for small and medium-sized companies.