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Workforce Development to Dominate Session

Dec 19, 2017 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on ibj.com. Although 2018 is a non-budget year for the Indiana General Assembly, lawmakers still face a slew of challenges when they return in January. Many of those share an underlying commonality: workforce development. The fact is, workforce development affects many aspects of the economy, including education and training, the creation … Continue reading Workforce Development to Dominate Session

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Despite Indy Wins, Economic Improvements Are Needed

Dec 8, 2017 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

The article originally appeared on insideindianabusiness.com. The most unexpected part of the 2022 College Football National Playoff Championship host city announcement was not the winning city itself, it was that the winning city – Indianapolis – was not even required to submit a bid. It was invited to host the championship as part of a … Continue reading Despite Indy Wins, Economic Improvements Are Needed

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The Growing Toll of The Opioid Epidemic

Nov 7, 2017 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

The article originally appeared on insideindianabusiness.com. Last week’s (i) on Economic Development put the spotlight on Indiana’s opioid epidemic and its impact on the economy. What could two people involved in site selection and economic development possibly have to say about this crisis? As it turns out, a lot. Opioid and other drug abuse has a significant … Continue reading The Growing Toll of The Opioid Epidemic

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front of Incentives?

Nov 6, 2017 | Amy McDonald, CPA

Katie Culp, president of KSM Location Advisors, recently spoke at the 2017 Credits and Incentives Symposium in Chicago, hosted by the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. Culp, alongside EY’s Brandon Pyers, presented a session titled, “What’s New on the Eastern Front? An Evaluation of Strategic Changes to Economic Development Incentives and Policy in the Eastern … Continue reading All Quiet on the Eastern Front of Incentives?

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A Good ‘Space’ Is About More Than Design

Oct 20, 2017 | Tim Cook, JD

This article originally appeared on insideindianabusiness.com. Spaces Indiana, a competitive design showcase of innovative workspaces in Indiana, recently celebrated five winners from its 2017 pool of candidates, including MOBI, greenlight.guru, Flaherty & Collins, Mimir, and Bradley & Montgomery. These winners were chosen from dozens of forward-thinking, innovative companies who understand that workplace design is critical to … Continue reading A Good ‘Space’ Is About More Than Design

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City Hush-Hush About Amazon HQ2 Bid: Cook and Culp Weigh In

Oct 9, 2017 | KSMLA

With the Amazon HQ2 bid due in less than two weeks, local media outlets continue to speculate about central Indiana’s efforts to win over the logistics giant. The Indianapolis Business Journal reported, “a ‘small, diverse group of business and private stakeholders’ coordinated—and funded—by the Indy Chamber are guiding the bid effort [for central Indiana], but … Continue reading City Hush-Hush About Amazon HQ2 Bid: Cook and Culp Weigh In

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Tech Companies Take Top Honors at Spaces Indiana Office Design Showcase

Oct 5, 2017 | Tim Cook, JD

The article originally appeared on techpoint.org. In an economy dominated by a progressive professional services workforce, it’s no surprise that the physical environments of today’s businesses are dynamic and fluid. And they have to be, because workplace culture has a direct impact on profitability. From attracting talent to engaging clients, communicating brand, and amplifying the … Continue reading Tech Companies Take Top Honors at Spaces Indiana Office Design Showcase

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Diversity Leads to Better Business Decisions

Sep 25, 2017 | Katie Culp, MBA

This originally appeared as a Viewpoint article in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Diversity in the workplace has been an increasingly popular topic, intensified most recently by the Google “diversity memo.” While I have never worked in Google’s industry, I have spent nearly 20 years working in economic development: first in the public sector, then in commercial … Continue reading Diversity Leads to Better Business Decisions

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