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A Message to CREs: What’s Old Is New Again

Oct 5, 2023 | Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared in Area Development. I’ve spent the last 25 years working in and around economic development. The last 18 have been spent in the private sector working with companies interested in locating new or expanded facilities and exploring economic incentives that support their growth plans. I’ve been in the industry so long, … Continue reading A Message to CREs: What’s Old Is New Again

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Responding to the New Reality: Robots vs. Humans

Jun 27, 2023 | Katie Culp, MBA

This article originally appeared in Area Development. These days, almost any consumer can tell you that our country has a workforce problem. From daily, negative retail experiences to delays in consumer product shipping, even my 72-year-old mother knows that businesses are challenged to find the employees needed to meet demands. (And boy, does she verbalize … Continue reading Responding to the New Reality: Robots vs. Humans

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Indiana General Assembly Makes Forward Moves in Economic Development During 2023 Session

Jun 15, 2023 | KSMLA

Economic development is a constant priority for the Indiana General Assembly, and 2023 was no exception. During this year’s legislative session, lawmakers added funding to a variety of incentive programs that promote investment in Indiana – and created other economic development programs anew. Highlights include a second round of funding for the popular READI program, … Continue reading Indiana General Assembly Makes Forward Moves in Economic Development During 2023 Session

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READI 2.0: Insights for Indiana’s
Real Estate Community

Apr 5, 2023 | KSMLA

In 2021, Indiana launched the Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI), dedicating $500 million in state funding to promote strategic investments in regions throughout the state. The program was such a boon – returning more than $8 billion to the state’s economy – that Gov. Holcomb petitioned the state legislature for a second round of … Continue reading READI 2.0: Insights for Indiana’s
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New KSM Location Advisors President Breaks Down Effects of Pandemic on the Economic Development World

Nov 18, 2021 | KSMLA

Determining the location of a company’s next facility or assessing whether to move existing operations have always been high-stakes, complex decisions for management teams. But these decisions have become even more challenging since the COVID-19 pandemic injected unprecedented elements of uncertainty into the economic environment – and everyday life. By creating supply chain, workforce, and … Continue reading New KSM Location Advisors President Breaks Down Effects of Pandemic on the Economic Development World

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Stevanato Group Chooses Indiana for New US Facility to Support Pharma Industry

Jun 16, 2021 | KSMLA

FISHERS, Ind. (June 16, 2021) – Stevanato Group, a global provider of drug containment, drug delivery and diagnostic solutions to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences industries, announced intentions today to locate its new U.S. operations in Fishers. The company is expected to create more than 230 new jobs in Hamilton County by the end … Continue reading Stevanato Group Chooses Indiana for New US Facility to Support Pharma Industry

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Purdue-Affiliated Hand-Washing Technology Startup Plans Hamilton County Growth

Oct 1, 2020 | KSMLA

FISHERS, Ind. (Oct. 1, 2020) – Project Process LLC (Project Process), a Fishers-based startup specializing in custom hand-washing stations for hospital patients, announced plans today to grow its operations in Indiana to support the development of the company’s new hand sanitizing technology. “Across the state, startups, small businesses and large corporations alike have been shifting gears and … Continue reading Purdue-Affiliated Hand-Washing Technology Startup Plans Hamilton County Growth

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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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Incentive Tools for Indiana Manufacturers

Dec 5, 2019 |

This article originally appeared in The Indiana Manufacturer. It’s no secret that Indiana has a highly competitive business environment backed by a state administration that is committed to growing existing and attracting new businesses. However, the businesses themselves often don’t understand what incentive programs are available to support growth plans. As one of the largest employment … Continue reading Incentive Tools for Indiana Manufacturers

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(i) on Economic Development: Boomers, Millennials, #MeToo and More

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

Between speculation about possible recession, the “multigenerational traffic jam” in many companies today, and the second anniversary of the #MeToo movement, employee and workforce issues are front and center in today’s economic development world. Katie Culp and Tim Cook recently discussed this and more with Gerry Dick on (i) on Economic Development. According to a … Continue reading (i) on Economic Development: Boomers, Millennials, #MeToo and More

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