Visitors spent nearly $681 million in the county in 2015, with most of the dollars used for food and beverages. That’s a 12 percent boost over 2014, nearly double the increase for the overall metro area.
Opposition to a proposed horse track in Carmel is what drove Jane Reiman to run for mayor of the Hamilton County city in 1979. Almost four decades later, she’s back working at the city—with a little less responsibility but still plenty of passion.
City officials could create a committee to examine the impact of online lodging services. Carmel has come out against them, and state legislators are weighing a bill prohibiting cities from banning them.
The city of Carmel’s huge investment of public dollars into its central core has paid off when it comes to generating economic activity, jobs and additional investment in the area, according to a new study by the IU Public Policy Institute.