“The Indiana Railroad partnered with CN to develop intermodal freight rail service in 2013 and has seen year-over-year growth ever since. This builds upon an already robust service provided by CSX. Rail investments have opened doors to new export opportunities with Asia, Canada, and South America. These opportunities have positively impacted Indianapolis’ ability to compete in a global marketplace and they are attracting new employers.”

Mark Fisher serves as the Vice President of Government Relations and Policy Development for the Indy Chamber. In this role, he is responsible for the overall public policy direction of the Chamber, while focusing his efforts on economic and community development, transportation, local government and fiscal policy matters. Prior to joining the Chamber as Vice President, Fisher served as Director of Engagement and Interim President of Develop Indy as well as various roles within the Chamber’s public policy team.

A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Fisher has a B.A. in sociology, a certificate in business and a minor in economics from Indiana University-Bloomington and an M.P.A. from Indiana University-Indianapolis. He currently lives in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood of Indianapolis with his wife and four children and stays active in a variety of community-based initiatives including Leadership Indianapolis as well as serving as a member of the board for IndyGo, Midtown Indy and the Indianapolis LISC office.

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