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Workforce Development to Dominate Session

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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.
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(i) on Economic Development: 2017 Wrap-Up

Posted 2:49 PM by
What were the biggest Indiana economic development successes of 2017; what regions of the state were standout economic performers; and what does Indiana need to do differently in 2018 to land even more investment?
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(i) on Economic Development: Cook, Culp Talk Economic Impact of High-Profile Sporting Events

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On the most recent (i) on Economic Development, Tim Cook and Katie Culp joined Gerry Dick to discuss the impact high-profile sporting events has on Indiana’s economy.
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Inside INdiana Business Launches New Economic Development Segment; KSMLA Talks Amazon Outlook

Posted 8:50 PM by
Inside INdiana Business is launching a new, monthly segment focused on economic development trends and happenings around Indiana aptly titled (i) on Economic Development.
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Diversity Leads to Better Business Decisions

Posted 2:23 PM by
Diversity in the workplace has been an increasingly popular topic, intensified most recently by the Google “diversity memo.” While I have never worked in Google’s industry, I have spent nearly 20 years working in economic development: first in the public sector, then in commercial real estate, and now in public accounting—all male-dominated industries.
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8 Keys to Team Indy Landing Amazon

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In the economic development world, Amazon's search for a second headquarters (or "HQ2," as the cool kids call it) is sucking up all the oxygen at the water cooler - and with good reason.
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5 Questions to Consider When Negotiating Incentives for Your Growing Business

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If your business finds itself expanding, consolidating, or closing facilities, adding equipment, training employees, or adding jobs, negotiating a good economic incentives package can significantly reduce your capital costs on a project.
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Six Reasons Salesforce Expansion Is a Coup

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Eight hundred new jobs and $40 million in capital investment. Based on these stats alone, Salesforce’s announcement to expand into the Chase (soon-to-be Salesforce) Tower is a monstrous economic development project worthy of the attention it has garnered. But beyond the numbers, Salesforce’s decision could have profound impacts statewide for a generation to come. Here’s why.
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The Best and Worst Economic Moves of the 2016 Session

Posted 2:20 PM by
Attracting and keeping jobs in Indiana is a hot topic every legislative session, especially in an election year. It’s ironic, then, that in 2016 the Indiana legislature took very few actions specifically designed to address economic development issues.
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Incentives No More - Why States are Changing Course on Incentives

Posted 8:01 PM by
Featured in Area Development, Tim Cook and Katie Culp, CEO and president, respectively, of KSM Location Advisors, discuss the changing environment of economic development incentives. The recovering U.S. economy, state and local administration changes, and many other factors have impacted states’ positions and philosophies on business incentives and how they should be used. In this article, Tim and Katie highlight why it is important for growing businesses to consider this shifting landscape and how it impacts site selection decisions.
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