'Insiders' Sound Off on Challenges, Opportunities For Growing Fishers

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This weekend, Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick was on the road for a special Town Hall edition in Fishers. The show included a look at explosive growth in corporate, retail and entertainment offerings in a community that consistently ranks as one of the state's fastest-growing larger cities. The rest of the country is taking notice. Forbes ranked Fishers number one on its annual list of Best Places to Live in 2017.

But with growth comes challenges and opportunities. Two groups of business and community leaders offered perspectives on the changing face of Fishers and took questions from a studio audience.

One of the biggest projects on the drawing board in Fishers is The Yard, a $40 million restaurant and entertainment complex that includes plans for a culinary incubator to hatch new food and drink ventures. On the show, Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness said with the scope of the project expanding to include residential development, the price tag could be well above $60 million.

The first INsiders panel included former Fishers Town Council President Walt Kelly, Emplify co-founder Adam Weber and OneZone Commerce President Mo Merhoff.

The second INsiders panel included ClearObject Chief Executive Officer John McDonald, First Internet Bank Executive Vice President Nicole Lorch and IUPUI Professor of Practice in Human-Computer Interaction Lou Lenzi.

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