Fishers, Indiana - An Explosive Indianapolis Suburb Where Jobs Doubled
Booming Population Growth
From 1999 – 2015 Fishers, Indiana experienced disproportionate growth of business and residential populations. This increase amounted to over 600% population growth. Job Openings tripled from 2012 - 2015 alone.
Because of a high percentage of migration to Fishers from outside Indiana or from outside the USA, this city has been named the Number 11 Best Place to Move For Work in America by Forbes.com.
Money Magazine designated it the 10th Best Place to Live.
In addition, Fishers has earned the designation as a CLEAN Community from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. This city is striking a balance between business success and good stewardship of the earth.
Fishers abuts the northeastern tip of Indianapolis, 17 miles from city center. It is the most quickly growing town in the State of Indiana, doubling its population from 2000 - 2008.
One factor that encourages this growth is the success of the Meridian Corporate Corridor along US 31.
Indiana War Memorial
Conner Prairie History and Music
Conner Prairie Links
Early Suburb Developments
United States railroads brought new settlers to the Midwest and Indiana, especially in Central Indiana and north of what is now Indianapolis.
FIshers, IN started out as Fishers Switch because of its railroading connections. A railroad switch is a setup in which a train's direction can be changed from one fork of a narrow crossroads affair to another. The train could switch tracks. After Fishers began to expand, its name was changed to Fishers, Indiana.
In the same locale are other similar towns, including Carmel and Westfield. Another place is called Conner Prairie (see city map, above). This village is a reconstructed historical settlement made up of historic buildings moved to the site in order to preserve the culture of 19th Century Central Indiana.
Conner Prairie, Indiana
Conner Prairie is in the suburb of Noblesville, also near Fishers IN. William Conner constructed a profitable trading post to do business with the Delaware Nation in "Indian Terrorist" round Central Indiana. He married a Delaware woman and together they had 6 children. In 1818, the Delaware moved west of the Mississippi River and Mrs. Conner and the children moved with them. Mr. Conner equipped his trading post to service the new settlers coming from the East and was successful then as well.
William Conner married one of the women settlers and had 7 additional children with her. He built a large brick house for his family, which also served as the Post Office and the local courtroom. The family later moved to Noblesville, which Conner had also founded very close by. In 1933, Eli Lilly, of the present local pharmaceutical giant, began to restore the Conner brick house and to gather buildings to reconstruct Conner Prairie. The village was presented as a gift to Earlham College in 1964 and the settlement operates as a restored historical village, complete with period workplaces, furnisings, guides, and reenactors.
In 2009, Conner celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Air Mail.
Fishers, Indiana and Its Connor Prairie Civil War Park
Civil War Reenactment
Meridian Corporate Corridor Development
The MCC stands as a gateway to Northern Indianapolis in Marion County from Hamilton County and the suburbs of Fishers,Carmel, and Westfield, Indiana.
MCC runs along US Highway 31, entending 20 miles from north to south through the center of Indianapolis. A 12-mile stretch of US 31 is ready for reconstruction to upgrade it to an interstate-quality highway in 2011-2012. Hamilton County is the only suburban county of Central Indiana that is served by I-465, the Meridian Corporate Corridor, and US 31; and infrastructure improvements will facilitate easier transporation and growth.
An expected 28,000+ workers are projected to be supported by MCC businesses after completion of reconstruction. Meanwhile, new businesses will be able to start up as contruction advances. In addition, ARRA and local Stimulus projects include I-465, I-70, and I-74 highway improvements; Fort Harrison State Park improvements; water system septic tank elimination; and at least 3 historical and artistic projects.
American City Business Journals issued a "Quality of Life Report" that named Hamilton County as Number Eight (8) on the list of all American Counties in Top Quality of Life afforded its residents and workers. This is another advantage that draws new population numbers and businesses to the suburb of Fishers.
Largest Area Employers
- Conseco, Inc. HQ, - Financial/Insurance
- Sallie Mae Financial Services/Student Loans
- Marsh Supermarkets HQ
- Resort Condo International - Time Share Management
- St. Vincent Health
- Clarian North Medical Center - The Clarion Health Network is also one of the Top hiring Companies in the Fishers IN area (see "Top Hiring Companies" below).
- Charles Schwab & Co National Service Center
- Bridgestone/Firestone HQ
- Roche Diagnostics - Medical Equipment
- Liberty Mutual Group HQ - Insurance Services.
Top Hiring Companies
- Clarion Health Network
- ELI Lilly and Company
- Community Health Network
- Eli Lilly
- US Army Medical/Dental Corps
- Beckman Coulter - Includes college internships.
- ITT Educational Services
- Rolls Royce
Job Listings Significantly Increased
NUMBERS OF JOBS AVAILABLE IN FISHERS:
- May 2012 = 15,000 openings
- May 2013 = 27,000+ openings
- May 2015 = 40,200+ openings
HIGHEST DEMAND JOBS 2012 - 2015:
- IT Engineers
- Electrical, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineers
- Registered Nurses (RNs)
- Nurse Practitioners and Medical Assistants
- Physical Therapists
- Truck Drivers - CDL
- Scientists and Data Coordinators - Covance
- Hewlitt Packard Jobs
- Business Analysts
- Managers and Assistant Managers
The job listings above are found most frequently as job openings on Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com, two leading job search engines and employment trending entities on the Internet. Entries in bold type indicate matching job titles with official government employment projections in the column below.
Employment Projections: Fastest Growing Jobs to 2016
BOLD titles represent jobs already consistently advertised in Fishers.
- Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts
- Avionics Engineering Technicians
- Veterinary Techs
- Home Health Aides (HHAs)
- Computer Applications Software Engineers
- Pharmacy Technicians
- Environmental Engineers
- Skin Care Specialists
- Medical Assistants
- Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants
- Computer Science Teachers - College level - IT
- English Language and Lit Teachers - College level.
- Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
© 2009 Patty Inglish
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