Why choose Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana?

#1: We’re competitive.

When you need to scale up fast, we’re ready to go. National developers have told us Fort Wayne-Allen County delivered the fastest speed to market they’ve ever experienced.

What’s more, Indiana ranks among the best states in the nation for cost of doing business and infrastructure quality.

But you don’t have to take our word for it–the numbers speak for themselves. Since 2014, we’ve helped more than 150 companies with expansion projects in Allen County, totaling $2.7 billion in private investment and more than 10,000 new jobs.

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General Motors

Automaker has invested $1.2 billion in its Fort Wayne assembly plant, which produces about 1,000 Chevy Silverados and GMC Sierras per day

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Sweetwater

America's #1 retailer of pro audio gear has gone from a Fort Wayne startup to an industry standard-bearer and major employer

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Rural Sourcing

Atlanta-based IT company opened a development center in downtown Fort Wayne to serve as its Midwest hub

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Amazon

Global e-commerce leader has invested $289 million in three new facilities in Fort Wayne

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Walmart

Company chose Fort Wayne for its first-ever food processing facility, investing $181 million and creating 270+ jobs at its Airport District milk processing plant.

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Brotherhood Mutual

Insurance carrier and payroll processor serves Christian ministries across the country from its Fort Wayne headquarters

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TWE Nonwovens

German-based manufacturer invested $19 million in upgrades to its Airport District production facility

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Sabert

New Jersey company invested $41 million, opening a new R&D facility near Fort Wayne International Airport and expanding its local manufacturing footprint

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Harrington

California-based company chose east Allen County for warehouse operation serving customers across the Midwest

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BAE Systems

Manufacturer moved into a $39-million, state-of-the-art engineering and production facility near Fort Wayne International Airport in 2015

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#2: We’re in the middle of America’s largest economies.

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Fort Wayne-Allen County is in the middle of everything.

We’re Indiana’s second-largest market, located between the Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis metro areas. Half the U.S. population is within a one-day drive.

And we offer access to two interstates, an air cargo hub, Foreign Trade Zone designation, and rail lines. When you need to get your product to market quickly, our highly rated infrastructure gives you a running start.

#3. We’ve got the talent you need.

You need talent. We’ve got it.

By combining a high quality of life and a low cost of living, we’ve become the #1 fastest-growing metro in the Great Lakes region. More than 379,000 residents call Allen County home and 1.5 million live within a 60-mile radius.

Indiana is the Midwest’s talent magnet and Allen County is helping to lead the way. Our annual population growth rate is double that of the state and the nation, thanks to an ever-growing list of community amenities.

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