Brainard Bullish on Carmel

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Brainard says the city has a lot to offer as far as quality of life goes. Brainard says the city has a lot to offer as far as quality of life goes.

Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard is optimistic the city can attract more corporate headquarters in 2017. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Brainard said the city has a lot of assets to advertise, including its school system, trail network and entertainment options.

Brainard says the city has a lot to offer as far as quality of life goes, especially to young professionals who often value walkability. "The center core of Carmel is quickly becoming a walkable pedestrian area," said Brainard, "where one can live if they chose to almost without a car."

Just this month, Indianapolis-based Encore Sotheby's International Realty announced it would invest $5 million to relocate its headquarters to Carmel. At the time, Brainard said the location had the potential to become a landmark. In June, enVista, which is already based in the city, unveiled plans to relocate to a new Carmel office and add 25 jobs. The global supply chain consulting and IT services firm says the move was needed to accommodate recent growth.

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