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Since joining the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment as a policy analyst in October 1992, Drew Klacik's principal areas of work have included economic development, state and local taxation, and affordable housing and neighborhood development policy. Of particular interest to him is the integration of economic and community development policies, principally the linkages between housing and the workforce.
Prior to joining the Center, Mr. Klacik was a principal planner for the city of Indianapolis Division of Economic Development. His work projects included the development of Circle Centre Mall, the attraction of the United Airlines maintenance facility to Indianapolis, the designation of the Indianapolis Enterprise Zone, the Eli Lilly Corporate Center and Harding Street expansions, and retention of the Fort Harrison Finance Center. Mr. Klacik earned his bachelor’s from Purdue University and holds a master of urban and regional planning from Ball State University.
Services and Expertise: Analytical Studies, Program evaluation, Facilitation and mediation, Strategic planning, Policy analysis, Economic impact analysis, Economic valuation, Benchmarking/indicators, Civic engagement, Public/private/nonprofit collaboration