Tim Cook, J.D., is the partner-in-charge of Katz, Sapper & Miller’s (KSM) State and Local Tax Practice and has been with the firm since 2003. In his role, Cook supervises and coordinates all state and local tax consulting services, including business incentives and site selection services, multi-state taxes, unclaimed property, and controversy services. KSM is one of the nation’s leading accounting, tax, and consulting practices. With offices in Indiana and New York, the firm’s employees serve a wide range of clients in a variety of specialized industries including  startups, nonprofits, middle-market companies, and multimillion-dollar corporations.

Cook recognizes the momentum occurring in Indianapolis and believes people are looking at Indy and seeing the growth it can bring them in their career. Indy’s momentum is bringing a strong workforce to the city, which is what companies are looking for when considering locations. However, Cook believes that workforce isn’t the only thing Indianapolis has to offer, explaining that Indy offers a business-friendly environment with unique collaboration between businesses. The Indianapolis business community is cohesive and supportive of one another, even within competitive markets.

Cook has found that this strong business environment is positively impacted by Develop Indy. KSM’s relationship with Develop Indy has been very beneficial as they work with customers such as Levementum. Develop Indy provided resources and support that helped the company to bring Levementum to Indianapolis. As a leader in policy and a resource to businesses, Develop Indy through the Indy Chamber supports the economic growth of the city.