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Incentive Tools for Indiana Manufacturers

Dec 5, 2019 | Brian Szymanski, CPA

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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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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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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Culp to Lead Panel at ULI Indiana’s Real Estate Trends 2019

Jan 17, 2019 | KSMLA

Urban Land Institute (ULI) Indiana will present the top trends in real estate for the coming year. This year’s event, “Real Estate Trends 2019: Getting to the Next Level,” will take place Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis. The program will feature a keynote address by Mitch Roschelle, followed by … Continue reading Culp to Lead Panel at ULI Indiana’s Real Estate Trends 2019

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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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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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