The Community Research Institute (CRI) is one of IPFW's commitments at the Fort Wayne campus to promote the growth and vitality of northeast Indiana. The Institute serves as one of the portals linking expertise at IPFW with the needs of public, private, and non-profit leaders in northeast Indiana. CRI provides contract-based research and analytical services through ongoing support, special in-depth reports, presentations, and economic commentary.
Our service areas include:
The Community Research Institute was founded in 1982 by Dr. Thomas Guthrie, who served as the director for twenty years, and led by John Stafford, AICP, from 2003 until mid-2013. From mid-2013 until fall 2016, CRI was led by Ellen Cutter, AICP. Researcher Valerie Richardson continues to provide her expertise and experience, and research assistant Mark