The department is the first point of contact regarding economic development opportunities. The staff is asked to provide Carmel statistics and other relevant information to corporations considering locating in Carmel. The staff works closely with the Indiana Governor’s Office, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) and private economic development consultants to ensure the attentive handling of such opportunities.
We also assist in organizing tour groups visiting Carmel to find out more about city planning, traditional neighborhood development and roundabouts. We also get calls from individuals that are considering a job in the area or are considering moving here for other reasons and assist them with information about Carmel and the area serving as the City’s “visitors’ bureau” for lack of better term.
The Economic Development Department:
- Assists with groups visiting or touring the City of Carmel
- Fills in for Mayor if unable to speak to students or other groups that tour City Hall
- Coordinates the itineraries of visiting dignitaries and their entourages
- Works with the OneZone (Carmel/Fishers Chamber of Commerce), Visit Hamilton County (Convention and Visitors Bureau) and Invest Hamilton County Economic Development to meet needs of citizens or visitors
Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute has released their comprehensive analysis of two decades of Carmel’s public investment in its central core and how this has impacted economic development in Carmel.
Read the Report from 2017 and the Updated Report from 2019.