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Indiana’s Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

Feb 22, 2019 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then … Continue reading Indiana’s Regrettable Struggle to Pass Hate Crime Legislation

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Who Declared Amazon the Chief Rule-Maker? Rethinking Economic Development in the Wake of HQ2

Feb 4, 2019 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on siteselection.com. With Amazon’s scavenger hunt for a second (and third) headquarters now a thing of the past, lingering questions have been left in its wake, especially surrounding the water cooler aspects of the hunt. When did Amazon make the decision to split the project between two sites? Had it already … Continue reading Who Declared Amazon the Chief Rule-Maker? Rethinking Economic Development in the Wake of HQ2

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What Makes Up Quality of Place?

Dec 7, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. Economic development is a hot topic these days. With the economy continuing to chug along in robust fashion and unemployment approaching historic lows, communities are refining their objectives and priorities to eek every drop of benefit they can from these financially strong times. Nowhere is this focus greater than with … Continue reading What Makes Up Quality of Place?

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Big Data’s Role in Site Selection

Oct 23, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. In the world of site selection, companies assess the pros and cons of various factors to identify the location that best fits their current and future business needs. The list may seem endless: labor availability, utility needs and costs, real estate options, tax climate, incentives, quality-of-life considerations, even an area’s … Continue reading Big Data’s Role in Site Selection

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Operation Rescue: Navigating Project Pitfalls from Start to Finish

Oct 18, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared in AreaDevelopment.com In a perfect world, every development project would be smooth sailing from inception and finish right on schedule — but that’s far from reality. From location analysis to groundbreaking, anything can go wrong at every point in the process What if most of those problems were avoidable? Anticipating that … Continue reading Operation Rescue: Navigating Project Pitfalls from Start to Finish

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Cook Weighs in on Indianapolis’ Efforts to Lure International Flights

Oct 1, 2018 | KSMLA

In an effort to up its economic development game, the state of Indiana has committed $20 million in incentives to attract international flights to Indianapolis. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb outlined this spend in his Next Level Connections program, the state’s infrastructure improvement plan. Airport accessibility is critical to any state’s ability to compete for economic … Continue reading Cook Weighs in on Indianapolis’ Efforts to Lure International Flights

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