Photo courtesy of the City of Carmel.  The investment for the initial phases will bring approximately 1,900 new jobs to Carmel.

Photo courtesy of the City of Carmel. The investment for the initial phases will bring approximately 1,900 new jobs to Carmel.

A few more days and we’re officially in a spooky month, so get ready to pull your skeletons out of their closets and let the bats out of your belfries as we get closer to Halloween. Here’s a recap of some of the most memorable stories from the past week here in our beautiful County of Hamilton!
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THE CITY OF CARMEL and Republic Airways jointly announced that Republic Airways plans to move its training operations and headquarters to Carmel, Indiana. Republic, one of the largest regional airlines in the United States, will be part of a redevelopment project along the Meridian Corporate Corridor (US 31). In addition to its head office, the site will include a high-tech training center for pilots, technicians, flight attendants and other positions within the airline, the expansion of an adjacent hotel and a new car park covered with commercial amenities on the first floor and multi-family living above. The investment for the initial phases will bring approximately 1,900 new jobs to Carmel with annual salaries estimated at $ 150 million.
The City of Carmel will also invest in the project through a Progressive Tax Finance Bond (TIF) which will be reviewed for approval by the Carmel City Council. The TIF bond will be used for infrastructure improvements, which will benefit and support both employees and visitors of public and private companies. Site development, parking lots, streets and other infrastructure improvements will be funded by increasing property tax revenues from the new building. The bonds will be guaranteed only by Republic Airways and the City of Carmel, and its ratepayers will have no liability.
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THE FISHER FARMERS MARKET, hosted by Fishers Parks and presented by IU Health Saxony, continues this fall with an online market from October 2 to December 17.
The Fishers Fall Farmers’ Market will offer online ordering with free home delivery. Online orders open October 2 at 9 a.m. and orders will be accepted until noon Wednesday for free door-to-door delivery on Friday. Orders can be placed at playfishers.com/FarmersMarket.
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INDIANAPOLIS CULTURAL TRAIL INC announced today that the Milhaus Grown Nonprofit Organization’s Fall Plant Sale will take place on September 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The second annual Fall Plant Sale features over 1,000 plants of 40 plant varieties that grow in the 5 acres of Culture Trail gardens.
The Cultural Trail’s Fall Plant Sale is now online for those who prefer a contactless pickup option. In-person sale is available September 25-26 at the Indianapolis Culture Trail Headquarters, 132 W. Walnut Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204.