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Logistics Firm Debuts Fourth Plainfield Warehouse, Expanded Indiana Footprint

Mar 13, 2019 | KSMLA

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (March 13, 2019) – MD Logistics, a third-party logistics firm, announced the opening of its fourth Plainfield warehouse, which is expected to create up to 50 new jobs by the end of 2023. “Indiana-born companies like MD Logistics are providing continued and sustainable growth in our communities, creating quality career opportunities for Hoosiers,” … Continue reading Logistics Firm Debuts Fourth Plainfield Warehouse, Expanded Indiana Footprint

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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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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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