Allen County sets another new high for attracting, retaining talent

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – For the third year in a row, Allen County attracted and retained talent at its best pace on record, driving overall growth in northeast Indiana. In 2019, the county added a net 1,492 new residents via domestic migration, according to statistics released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau, more than doubling… Read more »

GFW Inc. delivering COVID-19 information, expertise to local businesses

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As the response to COVID-19 causes changes for local businesses, Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. is providing a one-stop information hub specifically for Allen County business leaders. The webpage,, includes action items to help businesses navigate the ever-changing landscape, an FAQ section with answers to pertinent questions, and opportunities to… Read more »

Nineteen nominated for 2020 Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. –- Nineteen local leaders and mentors have been nominated for Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s 2020 Champions of Change Awards. The awards, which will be distributed at a luncheon on April 23, celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County. “Every one of these nominees makes an incredible impact every day… Read more »

Fort Wayne native comes full circle in opening of Nothing Bundt Cakes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jennifer (Mougin) Henricks grew up on the far north side of Fort Wayne where four homes shared some land on a two-lane highway. Fast forward a few decades, and the same land is now home to a retail shopping center, including Henricks’ very own Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery. “I think it’s… Read more »

SDI La Farga to break ground on $16M expansion

NEW HAVEN, Ind. — SDI La Farga has announced it will break ground on its $16M facility expansion located at 1640 Ryan Road in New Haven, Indiana, on February 10 at 4 pm (EST). In attendance will be representatives from SDI La Farga, its joint venture company, La Farga Group, and Steel Dynamics, as well… Read more »

Survey says: 94% of business leaders believe Allen County is on the right track

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Business is good in Allen County, according to a recent survey of local business leaders. An overwhelming number of respondents to the Allen County Business Survey—91%—said they view the local business climate as “very positive” or “positive,” and 94% believe Allen County is on the right track. Nearly two-thirds indicated plans… Read more »

Nominations open for 2020 Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – To honor Allen County’s extraordinary leaders and mentors, the Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. Women’s Network will present the second annual Champions of Change Awards on April 23. Now through Feb. 28, community members are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards, which specifically celebrate those who mentor and empower women… Read more »

Centier Bank opening new branch in downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Centier Bank is expanding into the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. The Merrillville-based bank will open its second Fort Wayne branch at 803 S. Calhoun St., Suite 100, steps away from the iconic Allen County Courthouse. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new location is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan.… Read more »

Allen County attracts talent, jobs as calendar flips to new decade

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – In 2019, Allen County continued its progress as one of America’s up-and-coming mid-sized communities. In addition to setting new records for building construction and attracting and retaining talent, the community welcomed several new quality-of-place projects including Promenade Park, setting the stage for future success. These economic wins, paired with a trio… Read more »

GFW Inc. honors local leaders with annual awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – On a night to celebrate the community’s accomplishments from 2019, more than 500 people gathered Thursday at Turnstone as Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. announced the winners of five annual awards. The awards, presented during GFW Inc.’s Holiday Night event, honored four community leaders and an up-and-coming small business. In addition,… Read more »