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Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Program Expanded Through End of 2020

Jul 9, 2020 | KSMLA

Federal funding of $50 million, allocated through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enables the expansion of Indiana’s Next Level Jobs program through the state’s “Rapid Recovery for a Better Future” initiative. Of the total funding, $37 million will be used to expand two grant programs – the Employer Training Grant (ETG) … Continue reading Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Program Expanded Through End of 2020

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(i) on Economic Development: Mass Transit, Indy’s Incentives Roadmap, and More

Aug 29, 2019 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

Having just returned from the Trustbelt national site selection conference, Tim Cook and Katie Culp had a mass of issues to discuss on the most recent (i) on Economic Development with Gerry Dick. Indianapolis Red Line After years of anticipation, the Indianapolis Red Line is nearing completion. Ever a fan of mass transit, KSM Location … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development: Mass Transit, Indy’s Incentives Roadmap, and More

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KSM Location Advisors to Lead TrustBelt Discussions

Aug 19, 2019 | KSMLA

Katie Culp and Tim Cook have been tapped to lead and participate in TrustBelt’s Corporate & Consultants Forum, a conference that brings together corporate decision makers, site consultants, and economic development agencies who make vital location decisions for the U.S. Rust Belt region. Culp, president of KSM Location Advisors, will moderate a panel discussion on … Continue reading KSM Location Advisors to Lead TrustBelt Discussions

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BWI Group Cuts Ribbon on First U.S. Production Facility in Central Indiana

Jul 29, 2019 | KSMLA

GREENFIELD, Ind. (July 26, 2019) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell joined executives from BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd. (BWI), a Beijing-based premier chassis supplier, today to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new, $80 million production facility in Greenfield. BWI’s new Indiana operation, first announced in 2017, is expected to … Continue reading BWI Group Cuts Ribbon on First U.S. Production Facility in Central Indiana

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(i) on Economic Development: The Indiana Pacers and Capital Improvement

Apr 23, 2019 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

The Indiana Pacers and the Marion County Capital Improvement Board have reached a deal to keep professional basketball in Indianapolis for the long-haul. On the most recent (i) on Economic Development, Tim Cook and Katie Culp join Gerry Dick to discuss the benefits of the City’s reinvestment in this very important economic asset, as well … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development: The Indiana Pacers and Capital Improvement

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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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(i) on Economic Development: Cook, Culp Talk 2018 Indiana Legislative Session and Key Takeaways

Mar 27, 2018 | KSMLA

On the most recent (i) on Economic Development, Tim Cook and Katie Culp join Gerry Dick to discuss Indiana’s top economic development news stories, including the chaotic end to the 2018 Indiana General Assembly, legislative takeaways from the session, and the upcoming special session in May. On the show, Cook credits the passage of Senate Bill 257, exempting sales of … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development: Cook, Culp Talk 2018 Indiana Legislative Session and Key Takeaways

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Amazon HQ2, Round 1: Snubs, Hype, and Dark Horses

Feb 13, 2018 | Tim Cook, JD Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared on trustbelt.com. With Amazon’s search for a second headquarters passing its first gauntlet – winnowing the list of potential winners from 238 to 20 – it seems like the perfect opportunity to take stock of where things stand. Takeaways after perusing the Top 20: Current favorite: Boston. While we’re sticking with Beantown, … Continue reading Amazon HQ2, Round 1: Snubs, Hype, and Dark Horses

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(i) on Economic Development: Cook, Culp Talk Amazon, State of the State

Jan 24, 2018 | KSMLA

On the most recent (i) on Economic Development, Tim Cook and Katie Culp join Gerry Dick to discuss Indiana’s top economic development news stories, including Amazon’s top 20 HQ2 list and Gov. Holcomb’s recent State of the State address. Amazon naming Indianapolis as one of its 20 HQ2 finalists is a recognition of all that the city has to offer, … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development: Cook, Culp Talk Amazon, State of the State

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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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