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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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Duke Realty Breaking Ground on New HQ

Sep 24, 2018 | KSMLA

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 21, 2018) – Mayor Joe Hogsett of Indianapolis and other government officials were joined today by executives from Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE) and PK Partners, LLC to celebrate the start of construction of Duke Realty’s new corporate headquarters in the River North at Keystone mixed-use development just east of the Fashion Mall. Located … Continue reading Duke Realty Breaking Ground on New HQ

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Are Tax Incentives an Economic Development Answer?

Sep 19, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. Economic development deals are in the news all the time. As companies announce expansions or headquarter relocations, the media is rife with details about incentives offered to secure these projects. Some argue that these incentives would not be necessary if governments did not compete against one another for projects. But … Continue reading Are Tax Incentives an Economic Development Answer?

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Cook: Indy Likely ‘Long-Shot’ One Year After Amazon Announcement

Sep 7, 2018 | KSMLA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. A year after Amazon.com Inc. (NYSE: AMZN) announced plans for a second headquarters, a site selection expert believes Indianapolis remains a long-shot, despite putting together an “A-plus proposal.” KSM Location Advisors Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook says some of the factors weighing against Indianapolis are largely out of the city’s control, like … Continue reading Cook: Indy Likely ‘Long-Shot’ One Year After Amazon Announcement

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Statewide Solutions to the Employment Crisis

Aug 15, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. With Indiana consistently hovering near record-low unemployment, it’s no surprise employers are struggling mightily to fill all shapes and sizes of positions. And Indiana is not alone. This employment crisis is happening throughout the country. Companies have been trying to tackle this issue on their own for some time. … Continue reading Statewide Solutions to the Employment Crisis

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