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State’s Skills Enhancement Fund Works but Is at Risk

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

This article originally appeared on IBJ.com. Indiana’s success (or failure) at talent development is key to its future. Legislators and Gov. Eric Holcomb have spent a lot of time addressing this challenge. They’ve created new programs, talked of consolidating agencies, and devoted a lot of money trying to do it better, smarter. We support and … Continue reading State’s Skills Enhancement Fund Works but Is at Risk

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Any Lessons Learned From Amazon’s HQ2 Debacle in New York?

Mar 8, 2019 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on REJournals.com. During the dawn of Amazon’s announcement that the world’s most beloved business was in search of a second headquarters (HQ2), economic development watchers predicted a bold, new day in site selection. Renowned renovator of so many fundamentals of our everyday lives – from how we purchase goods to how … Continue reading Any Lessons Learned From Amazon’s HQ2 Debacle in New York?

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Legislature Should Learn From New York’s HQ2 Flameout

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

This article originally appeared on IBJ.com. A collective sigh of relief could be heard from the losing cities that competed for Amazon’s HQ2 as they watched the frame-by-frame wreckage of the company’s flameout in New York. On an economic development disaster scale of 1 to 10, Jeff Bezos’ decision to pull out of the Empire … Continue reading Legislature Should Learn From New York’s HQ2 Flameout

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Alexa, What Just Happened? Trying to Make Sense of the Amazon Debacle in NY Yields Valuable Lessons

Feb 27, 2019 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on siteselection.com. Alexa, what happened? Amazon’s decision to cancel its New York headquarters project means different things to different people, depending upon their perspective. For state and local supporters of the deal, it means lost jobs, lost sources of new tax revenue, lost redevelopment opportunities, and the lost multiplier effect associated … Continue reading Alexa, What Just Happened? Trying to Make Sense of the Amazon Debacle in NY Yields Valuable Lessons

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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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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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Culp Named to Inaugural Class of Hoosier Women Forward Leadership Program

Aug 20, 2018 | KSMLA

Katie Culp has been selected as a member of Hoosier Women Forward’s inaugural class. The Hoosier Women Forward leadership program is aimed at preparing and propelling Democratic women into influential roles in the public and private sectors. More than 100 women applied to be part of the first class, and all applicants demonstrated an interest … Continue reading Culp Named to Inaugural Class of Hoosier Women Forward Leadership Program

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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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