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The Pitfalls of Being in the
Running for Amazon HQ2

Aug 2, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared in Area Development. As we near the one-year mark since Amazon initiated its HQ2 search, the excitement and hoopla that greeted this economic development Super Bowl has given way to the criticism that’s inevitably foisted upon this sort of undertaking: The jobs, capital investment, and various other benefits are undeniable, but … Continue reading The Pitfalls of Being in the
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Top Five Out-of-Site
Trends in Site Selection

Jun 19, 2018 | Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. Whenever anyone asks me about my job, their first question is usually “what are the big trends in your industry?” Just kidding. Their first question is “you do what now?” But once we get past that they want to know what factors are driving our clients’ decisions. For decades … Continue reading Top Five Out-of-Site
Trends in Site Selection

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Indiana’s Capital Access Challenge

Apr 6, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD

This article originally appeared on insideindianabusiness.com. If real estate is all about location-location-location, then getting a tech company off the ground is just as often about capital-capital-capital. The right idea, the right team, and the right moment all need to converge in the right space-time tech continuum for a company to succeed, but without the capital … Continue reading Indiana’s Capital Access Challenge

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State Moves Needle (Back and Forth) on Perception Issues

Mar 27, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD

This article originally appeared on ibj.com. It’s customary at the end of every legislative session to proclaim winners and losers. But it’s equally important to take a step back from the individual highs and lows of specific bills that passed or didn’t pass, to assess the bigger picture. Specifically, what message are we sending about … Continue reading State Moves Needle (Back and Forth) on Perception Issues

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Amazon HQ2, Round 1: Snubs, Hype, and Dark Horses

Feb 13, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on trustbelt.com. With Amazon’s search for a second headquarters passing its first gauntlet – winnowing the list of potential winners from 238 to 20 – it seems like the perfect opportunity to take stock of where things stand. Takeaways after perusing the Top 20: Current favorite: Boston. While we’re sticking with Beantown, … Continue reading Amazon HQ2, Round 1: Snubs, Hype, and Dark Horses

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