CEO Report – It’s a brand new day

Today is a brand new day in greater Fort Wayne. As the newly appointed CEO for Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Im pleased to announce GFW Inc.s new inaugural newsletter Greater Today. Greater Today is your one-stop source for business news throughout Fort Wayne and Allen County.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is the result of the merger of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance. The creation of this new and dynamic organization is the result of many people from both organizations willing to be bold and create innovative ideas to embrace a new day for greater Fort Wayne and this is just the beginning.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. will serve as the single point of contact for economic growth in our community. These are exciting times in Fort Wayne and we will keep the momentum going by transforming how we think about our communitys economic future and how we compete with other metros areas. We will engage the community to continue to build on the bedrock of revitalization and investment we are currently experiencing.

In recent years, the community has taken progressive steps; our downtown is experiencing a renaissance, thanks to visionary leadership and private and public investment. With a spirit of collaboration we can and will do more together – and we will be successful together. Im excited about the tremendous potential and promise this new organization brings to our community.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is a new way of thinking engaging a cross section of the community to influence positive change. Over the next weeks and months I will be reaching out to our business and community leaders, listening, and seeking your thoughts and ideas. But please do not wait to be asked. Get involved with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. today so that together we can continue to strengthen our metro core and build a stronger, more vibrant economic engine for all Northeast Indiana.

I am honored to have been chosen to lead Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and Im proud to say, Im all in. With the help of the business community, along with our civic and educational institutions, we will stand together to achieve what we are so inspired to create a greater Fort Wayne. Its a new day, the day we start laying the foundation for the future of our community. Im all in. How about you?

Mark Becker, CEO

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