Onboard Fort Wayne

Welcome to Allen County—a place where you can thrive both professionally and personally. Our Onboard Fort Wayne program is designed to help you seamlessly integrate into our community. We are committed to helping you and your family forge meaningful connections and experience the best life possible here.

Explore the opportunities and resources available through the Onboard Fort Wayne program and start your journey to a fulfilling life in Allen County.


Engage with Allen County through exclusive networking events and personal introductions that help establish meaningful local relationships and professional links within the community.


Explore the diverse amenities and unique qualities of Allen County with our comprehensive resources and personalized guidance, ensuring you fully experience all that our community has to offer.


Feel at home in Allen County as you find your place and become part of our community, with the support and warm welcome from locals who are eager to include you and help you get settled in.

Program Continuum

Best in Class

The Best-in-Class program, launched by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., is a dynamic and forward-thinking initiative designed to connect high-achieving high school seniors to the many opportunities within Fort Wayne and Allen County. Open exclusively to students entering their senior year with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who are actively engaged in extracurricular activities, the workforce, and/or volunteer work and who demonstrate leadership qualities, this program paves the way for their future in our community.

The Intern Experience

Every year, employers in Allen County attract hundreds of college students from all over the country. To engage these emerging professionals, The Intern Experience offers a dynamic series of summer events designed to ignite interest in long-term career opportunities in our community. Our goal is to inspire a lasting connection and future here in Allen County after graduation.


Newcomer Socials

Welcome to Allen County! Immerse yourself in our community with networking events, tailored support from experienced ‘Navigators’, and comprehensive online resources. Our ‘Ask a Local’ program offers direct access to local experts, providing insights into the best of Allen County. These resources quickly introduce you to our community, ensuring that you can start enjoying your new home.

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C-Suite Socials

When executives and their families move to Fort Wayne and Allen County, we extend a warm, red-carpet welcome. Our goal is to connect you with fellow newcomers, helping you become acquainted with your new hometown and showcasing the very best our community has to offer. From cultural gems to local favorites, we want you to have a smooth, enjoyable introduction to your life here.



Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s Ask-a-Local program connects you with our Navigators—experienced local experts who provide personalized guidance as you settle into your new home. Need information about Churches? The best place for live music? Local eateries? Our Navigators are ready to help you connect to the amenities you are most interested in.


Additional Resources

Check out our Relocation Guide

Making the move to Fort Wayne-Allen County? Take a look at our Choose Greater Fort Wayne guide. It’s full of helpful info about quality-of-life amenities, key stats, major employers, and much more.

Get involved with Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Explore our events calendar and stay up-to-date with all the exciting activities and happenings at Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Looking for a specific business or service?

Browse our extensive business directory to discover and connect with the diverse range of local businesses and services that form the backbone of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

See what’s happening in our community

You’ve found the place to browse local favorites and learn about the community. From arts and culture to health care, all the companies and organizations listed here are members of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., so you know they’re invested in Fort Wayne / Allen County and residents like you.

Program Sponsors

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Interested in connecting new employees and residents to the many attractions and amenities available in Fort Wayne and Allen County?

Email lhannah@gfwinc.com to integrate our Onboard Fort Wayne program into your onboarding process, or click below to see our sponsorship opportunities.