Cook Medical is developing a medical device manufacturing facility on Indianapolis’ northeast side with a number of community partners. Known as the 38th and Sheridan project, this development is focused on building stronger bonds between the company, its workforce, and the communities that surround the site. The project is based on a new model for community-engaged development that goes beyond traditional corporate social responsibility.
Its uniqueness is derived from both the level of collaboration and coordination between Cook and its development partners, as well as the ways in which this partnership is investing equitably in economic opportunities and quality-of-life issues for the neighborhoods around this new manufacturing facility. Cook and its partners are approaching this development with a community viewpoint by seeking input directly from residents and advocates throughout each phase of the project.