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Spring farmers markets coming to McCordsville

MCCORDSVILLE – The Market in McCordsville has announced 2023 dates for Sunday farmers markets at 7724 Depot St., McCordsville.

Spring markets will be April 30, May 21 and June 11. The fall market will be Aug. 27, Sept. 24 and Oct. 15. Events are from noon to 3 p.m.

Organizers are also looking for handmade, crafted and grown vendors to join in the season. Visit facebook.com/themarketinmccordsville for updates and a vendor application.

Leo’s Market and Eatery expanding to Indy’s southside

GREENFIELD – Leo’s Market and Eatery is experiencing exponential growth and will be opening its fourth location on Indianapolis’ southside this spring, according to a press release.

The Greenfield-based company was founded by Stephanie White-Longworth and Keith White and is a subsidiary of Pride Investment Partners. The new location will be on the corner of Emerson and Edgewood avenues and plans are for an early April opening.

There are also stores in Greenfield, Noblesville and McCordsville. The new location will offer similar products that local customers are used to, including sweet and savory kolaches, grocery items, bean-to-cup coffee, house-made soups and customizable salad, pasta and potato bowls. For more, visit yourleos.com.

Study: Indiana tourism industry on the rebound

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s tourism industry is rebounding following the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study released by Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch with the Indiana Destination Development Corporation.

The report indicates visitor volume grew 16% in 2021 to 77.3 million trips; overnight leisure grew by 36% over 2020; and visitor spending grew by 28% to $13 billion.

The study also correlates the tourism industry’s impact on the economy, stating that tourism generated $1.4 billion in state and local taxes and Indiana tourism supported nearly 180,000 full-time jobs. Visitor spending added $8.5 billion to the state’s gross domestic product.

A link to the report can be found at VisitIndiana.com.