FAQs

CAN I FIND A FACILITY TO SUIT MY SPECIAL NEEDS?

With the help of our economic development partners, we maintain an up-to-date database of virtually any type of office or industrial building. We can provide information on existing manufacturing facilities, warehouses, shell buildings, etc. Whether you need 5,000 sf or 500,000 sf, we can help you find the ideal location for your business. Have you considered a location in our Enterprise Zone? What about the population base within a 3-mile radius of a particular building? We can do that too.

CAN I FIND THE NUMBER OF WORKERS I NEED IN FORT WAYNE-ALLEN COUNTY?

Fort Wayne is the 2nd largest city in Indiana and Allen County has the largest land mass of any county in the state. As such, we can support virtually any size/type of company. The census 2006 data lists the city of Fort Wayne's current population at nearly 250,000 people. Allen County claims nearly 350,000 people and the Fort Wayne MSA area boasts a population of almost 410,000. For more information of population see our demographics page.

WHAT IF I HAVE TRAINING NEEDS SPECIFIC TO MY COMPANY?

One of the most convenient components in our educational structure is the ability to customize training to your company's needs. Whether you need drill press training for 10 employees on site, a back-to-basics math refresher, an on-site apprenticeship program or an entire scholastically- based course on campus, we can help you find the right match and possibly help you get funding for it!

WHAT IF I WANT TO BRING MY KEY EMPLOYEES WITH ME?

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is happy to show your employees the value and the amenities that we have to offer. Ask any of our residents and they will tell you that Fort Wayne-Allen County is a great place to live, work and raise a family! We can give community orientation seminars and tours to your key employees. We can send you material demonstrating our tremendously low cost of quality housing and information on schools and daycares. If desired, we can link the significant others with appropriate job matching services. Tell us what your employees need and we will help you show them why Fort Wayne-Allen County is a great place to live!

WHAT IF I WANT TO BUILD MY OWN FACILITY?

Because Allen County has the most land mass of any Indiana county, it stands to reason that we also have a plentiful selection of building sites. From established industrial parks to greenfield sites to class-A office parks, we have excellent resources for you and your business. Do you need building costs? Do you want to know your possible tax abatement savings? Do you have zoning questions? We can help you with these questions and more.

WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS IS FORT WAYNE-ALLEN COUNTY SEEKING?

Our goal is the creation and retention of quality jobs for local residents through the attraction of new employers and the strengthening of existing employers. Does your business fit that description? If so, we want you! Examples of industries that may fit the mold include: aerospace, communications, biomedical engineering, distribution, wire, computer technology, advanced manufacturing, and of course advanced automotive manufacturing. Don't see your business listed? Contact us to learn how your industry fits into our strategy for growth.

WHAT TYPE OF SKILLS DOES THE FORT WAYNE-ALLEN COUNTY WORKFORCE OFFER?

Our community has a wonderfully diverse workforce, due in part to our many educational opportunities. The educational institutions, such as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Indiana Wesleyan's Adult Education department, Anthis Career Center and the Indiana Institute of Technology, help to create a workforce that includes people of all skill levels and backgrounds. From apprenticeship programs to graduate degrees, our residents will be an integral part of your labor force - today and tomorrow. View our workforce page for more information.

WHERE IS FORT WAYNE-ALLEN COUNTY?

The City of Fort Wayne is the seat of Allen County which is located in Northeast Indiana. We are situated in the Midwest which brings many advantages to local industries. All of our companies are within 1 day's drive of 1/2 of the US population and 2/3 of the Canadian population.

WHO SHOULD I CONTACT FOR HELP WITH GOVERNMENT SERVICES?

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is your one source for all your business needs. Because our economic development partners include the city, the county and the state, we can act as a go-between and do the legwork for your project. We can provide city, county, MSA and state demographics. We can even supply you with data comparing our community apples-to-apples to any other in the United States! Everything we supply is sourced so you know it is objective and current.

WHY WOULD I WANT TO LOCATE A FACILITY IN FORT WAYNE-ALLEN COUNTY?

High quality of life, low cost of living. Name it and we've got it. A world class children's zoo, the Fort Wayne philharmonic, Fort Wayne International Airport, museums, nightlife, beautiful golf courses, the state's largest indoor mall and on and on. All this and more with an unbelievably low cost of living. Just look at our quality of place page to see for yourself!