Globally competitive skills. Midwestern work ethic.
Fort Wayne-Allen County’s annual labor force growth outpaces the state and the nation. Why? We are creating dynamic quality of life amenities with the express goal of attracting and retaining talent. With our reputable partners in education, including Purdue University and Indiana University, we have the pipeline of talent to meet your company’s needs.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010-2016
- 200,000+ Annual graduates from tier 1 and tier 2 research universities within 200 miles
- 27,000 Annual computer science and engineering graduates each (Tier 1 & Tier 2 universities)
- 58 universities 26 regional colleges and universities + 32 regional tier 1 and tier 2 universities
- 37% Associates Degree attainment or higher (2015)
Fort Wayne is a college town. Through northeast Indiana’s Big Goal Collaborative, our major institutions are aligned around a common goal: 60% degree and credential attainment among adults in our region. Our business and education leadership work side-by-side to offer internship opportunities, create in-demand programming, and promote entrepreneurship and innovation.