Fishers Announces Additions to Economic Development Team
Fishers, IN – The City of Fishers announced the arrival of Brandon Dickinson and Megan Baumgartner to the economic development department as director and assistant director, respectively. They bring diverse experiences to the team, and will work to further Fishers’ economic development strategy and Mayor Scott Fadness’ vision for an entrepreneurial city.
“Part of being a smart, vibrant community is having experienced leadership to move Fishers forward,” stated Mayor Fadness. “I’m excited to work with our economic development team to bring more entrepreneurial opportunity to Fishers and strengthen the long-term sustainability of the city.”
Dickinson started as economic development director Wednesday, Jul. 1, and brings industry knowledge from his prior role as the Director of Enterprise Development for the City of Indianapolis. He will oversee all Fishers Advantage economic development initiatives including the further redevelopment of the Nickel Plate District, expansion of Launch Fishers and growth along the I-69 business corridor. Dickinson is a graduate of Regent University School of Law and Indiana University-Bloomington where he majored in Public Policy and Legal Studies.
Baumgartner joins the Fishers team as assistant director of economic development following a stint at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). At the IEDC she collaborated with regional economic development organizations to grow and attract new business to the State of Indiana. Baumgartner is a Purdue University graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in political science and Spanish.
Dickinson and Baumgartner join Assistant Director of Economic Development Tim Gropp, a veteran member of the Fishers staff. Together, the team will aggressively work to foster an ecosystem where entrepreneurs develop and businesses thrive.
About Fishers Advantage:
The Fishers Advantage is the City of Fishers aggressive economic development initiative to create a more vibrant, entrepreneurial city, and has resulted in more than 1,900 new jobs, retained 800 jobs and secured $211 million in investment since 2012.