CNN spent a few days last week in downtown Carmel interviewing residents about the economy, their spending and their attitudes. Most people have concerns but were optimistic. The City of Carmel is making progress, progress that is creating jobs, spending money and is long term in its vision.

"Government should be investing in infrastructure," the Carmel mayor said to CNN "That is what government is meant to do. It creates long-term value. I think the stimulus plan is a good one." The city has plans for infrastructure, more round-a-bouts and and smoother traffic flows. These items not only reduce accidents and speed up travel times but also reduce gas, noise and emmissions. 

Carmel is becoming a city of the future. The city is moving full speed ahead despite the economy. 

You can view the entire CNN article here.