Carmel, IN Business Overview

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126th Street and Keystone Roundabout in Carmel, IN
Photo courtesy of the City of Carmel

Business Climate

Carmel is the largest community in Hamilton County, one of the fastest growing counties in the United States. The city is located a few miles north of Indianapolis but has created its separate identity as a great place to relocate.

Meridian Street Corridor has the highest concentration of workers in the state of Indiana. Moreover, Carmel is the site of more than 40 corporate headquarters such as Delta Faucet,, Ingersoll Rand Security Technology, CNO, Midwest ISO, to name a few. Carmel also has the lowest municipal tax rate in Hamilton County.

For small businesses, the Carmel Small Business Network (CSBN) supports business growth and development.

With great business opportunities such as these, highly educated workers flock to Carmel to excel in their respective careers and enjoy the Carmel culture, which earned the title of Best Place to Live by CNNMoney.


Interstates 465, 65, 69 and 70 are easily accessible from Carmel. Inside Carmel, there are about 60 roundabouts to help commuters get around.

If you're trying to get to downtown Indianapolis from Carmel, Indy Bus Express is available during the work week. Privately owned taxis and the Hamilton County Express will also shuttle you. Senior citizens wanting to get around may contact Prime Life Enrichment for transportation services.


Indianapolis International Airport is the closest commercial airport to Carmel, located approximately 40 minutes away. The major airport averages 135 daily flights to 35 nonstop destinations. These destinations are major U.S. cities such as LAX, and seasonal destinations like Cancun and Sarasota are available as well.

Indianapolis Executive Airport, less than 15 miles away, is a convenient business airport. Lastly, there is the Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport under the Indianapolis International Airport.

See our list of top employers in Carmel.




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