2017 Inter-City Visit: 48 Hours in Durham, N.C.
The promise of the redevelopment of the historic GE Campus is the inspiration behind the 2017 Inter-City Visit to Durham, North Carolina, May 17 and 18, 2017. Community and business leaders have participated in inter-city visits to learn from best in class cities since 2005. These visits have served as inspiration for downtown development and investment, riverfront development and beautification throughout our community.
Participants will see first-hand how the redevelopment of the American Tobacco Campus has transformed the economic landscape of Durham. This historic million square foot tobacco warehouse now boasts small businesses specializing in high tech and biotech innovation, urban housing options and serves as a gathering and entertainment center and inspiration to budding entrepreneurs and new business development.
A chartered flight will depart Fort Wayne International Airport on May 17, and return May 18, 2017. Enjoy one night’s lodging at the newly constructed (2015) Aloft Hotel adjacent to the American Tobacco Campus downtown Durham. Cost is $2,100 per person and is inclusive of air and ground transportation, meals and lodging. All seats are first come, first serve. Final reservations are due March 14, 2017. Payment is due March 16, 2017.
RSVP to Cheri Becker at (260) 420-6945 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Inter-City Visit Program
The community visitation program provides a platform to accelerate transformational change in greater Fort Wayne by bringing business and community leaders together to learn from other community’s and to bring those lessons back to adapt for our own success. Community leadership visits offer the opportunity to learn from model communities who have successfully implemented the changes Fort Wayne desires.
The goal of the community visitation program is to inspire vision, change, and collaboration for a better community.
Past Community Visits include:
- 2015 – Grand Rapids & Kalamazoo, Mich.
- 2014 – Des Moines, Iowa
- 2013 – Reverse City Visit in Fort Wayne – An introspective review of the activity currently happening in our own city.
- 2012 – Wichita, Kansas
- 2011 – Denver, Colo.
- 2007 – Chattanooga, Tenn.
- 2006 – Providence, R.I.
- 2005 – Greenville, S.C.