November 1, 1993.
On this day, a study conducted by IUPUI's Center for Urban Policy and the Environment found that IUPUI was Indianapolis's fourth largest employer. Only the federal and state governments and Eli Lilly and Company exceeded the number of people employed by IUPUI. The study noted that IUPUI was a key contributor to the economy of Indianapolis and central Indiana.
The Center for Urban Policy and the Environment at IUPUI was established in 1992. It is now called the Public Policy Institute and is housed in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at IUPUI. The institute works on a variety of policy issues in cooperation with state and local governments, associations, neighborhood and community organizations and leaders, and businesses. It produces many reports and studies across a broad spectrum of disciplines. The institute makes these reports available for all to study and use.
Since its establishment in 1972, SPEA has had a significant impact on studies of local, state, and national government. as well as educating leaders in government, business, and non-profit organizations on policies to improve functions and services, reduce pollution, and improve efficiency.
To learn more about SPEA and its contributions to local, state, and national governance, contact IUPUI Special Collections and Archives firstname.lastname@example.org.
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