Indiana Design Center is excited to share that its “home”, Carmel, Indiana, has been Named #1 Best Place to Live by Money Magazine. It is an exciting honor as the city’s ranking increased 13 spots since the previous year. As senior writer for Money Magazine, Donna Rosato, said on the Today Show,
“This is a good news story. It’s really about the economic trend…they’ve redeveloped the whole city and it’s now a place where people can work and they can play.”
Visit the links below to enjoy coverage of Money Magazine’s report:
Money Magazine Report – 2012 #1 Place to Live in America
Today Show – Money Magazine Announcement & Interview
WTHR Channel 13 – Interview with Carmel Mayor James Brainard
Yahoo Finance (Indiana Design Center is pictured)
So how does the Indiana Design Center fit into this equation? Carmel was not known as a design hub before the creation of the Arts & Design District to which the IDC serves as the anchor. As Mayor Brainard was redeveloping Carmel’s Old Town core from a very neglected and run down part of town into the Arts & Design District, he intentionally added the word “design” because he knew that pairing that part of the industry with the arts world would better serve the long term economic development goals of the area. To fulfill that goal, Mayor Jim Brainard made The Indiana Design Center (IDC) part of the Master Plan for the redevelopment of Old Town Carmel into the Arts & Design District. Pedcor partnered with the City of Carmel as the private developer to build and manage the IDC. Having so many of the state’s top designers, resources and artists, from diverse parts of the industry, under one roof has established IDC as the premier destination for the design industry in the Midwest and greatly increased the value of the District as a whole.
Indiana Design Center is proud to be located in downtown Carmel and serve clients and design professionals across the state of Indiana. Visit soon!