Benjamin St. Germain is a GIS Analyst for the Purdue Center for Regional Development, joining the staff in 2015. Benjamin uses a variety of data collection, data analysis, and GIS spatial tools to help create a variety of reports, visualizations, and websites such as: housing, socio-economic, agricultural, forestry, fiscal, and broadband. Benjamin is also a member of the Purdue Economic Gardening team. Benjamin also oversees Rural Indiana Stats, which is a two-time award winner for excellence in GIS. Benjamin received his B.A. in Geography from Indiana University in 2013. Prior to working at PCRD, Benjamin was the GIS Technician for the Elkhart County Auditor in 2014 and completed his internship at the Michiana Area Council of Governments (MACOG) in 2013.
He has authored more than 10 articles and reports including peer-reviewed and news-related regarding rural trends, socioeconomic analysis, industrial clusters, the digital divide, and leveraging broadband applications for community economic development.