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What Makes Up Quality of Place?

Dec 7, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on InsideINdianaBusiness.com. Economic development is a hot topic these days. With the economy continuing to chug along in robust fashion and unemployment approaching historic lows, communities are refining their objectives and priorities to eek every drop of benefit they can from these financially strong times. Nowhere is this focus greater than with … Continue reading What Makes Up Quality of Place?

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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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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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(i) on Economic Development:
Indiana’s Workforce Shortage

Aug 8, 2018 | KSMLA

On the most recent (i) on Economic Development, Tim Cook and Katie Culp joined Gerry Dick to discuss how the workforce shortage is impacting Indiana’s ability to bring new economic development projects to the state. Just how big is the workforce shortage issue? “It’s huge, and it’s national. When you look at the national unemployment rate, virtually everyone … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development:
Indiana’s Workforce Shortage

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(i) on Economic Development: Indy’s Mega Redevelopment Projects

Jun 29, 2018 | KSMLA

Tim Cook and Katie Culp joined Gerry Dick on the most recent (i) on Economic Development to discuss Indianapolis’ large-scale, high-profile redevelopment projects, including what’s at stake and the potential economic impact. 16 Tech This 60-acre urban redevelopment project with a focus on biosciences has spanned three mayoral administrations. Cook and Culp cite the complex-but-impressive … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development: Indy’s Mega Redevelopment Projects

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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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(i) on Economic Development: Cook, Culp Talk Indiana’s Growing Tourism Industry

Apr 25, 2018 | KSMLA

On the most recent (i) on Economic Development, Tim Cook and Katie Culp join Gerry Dick to discuss tourism’s impact on economic development. As the fastest growing job sector in Indiana, Culp notes that tourism packs a one-two punch for the business community: an initial financial impact generated by an event or attraction and gained exposure for the community in … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development: Cook, Culp Talk Indiana’s Growing Tourism Industry

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