‘Allen County Together’ plan charts course for next decade of growth

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The fastest-growing metro in the Great Lakes region is aiming for even more success in the next decade—and now there’s a plan to make it a reality. Community leaders this morning revealed the new “Allen County Together” (ACT) economic development action plan. ACT provides a blueprint for the next 10 years… Read more »

Allen County posts strong growth in 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Allen County set new records for new jobs and construction value in 2021 and, for the fourth consecutive year, posted positive numbers for attracting and retaining talent. Also, data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed Fort Wayne was the fastest-growing metro area in the Great Lakes region, putting an exclamation point… Read more »

Bridge Program begins third year; applications available

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. will welcome more entrepreneurs to its Bridge Program in coming weeks. Applications for entrepreneurs to be considered for the program are now available at and are due by Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022. The Bridge Program provides connections, resources, and coaching to entrepreneurs, helping them bridge… Read more »

Leadership Fort Wayne celebrates 47 grads in Class of 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Last night, 47 individuals celebrated their graduation from the Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW) program. The graduation ceremony, part of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s Holiday Night event, serves as a milestone in the Class of 2021’s commitment to servant leadership and community trusteeship. Wrapping up its 39th year, LFW is an eight-month… Read more »

GFW Inc., Black Chamber Fort Wayne sign new partnership

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and Black Chamber Fort Wayne today made their alliance official. Leaders from each organization signed a memorandum of understanding to share resources, helping both parties better serve their members and the community. “Our organizations have been collaborating for several years now; this agreement just expands that relationship… Read more »

GFW Inc. celebrates SHOP SMALLidays to support local businesses

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The holiday season is the perfect time to support local small businesses. That’s why Greater Fort Wayne Inc. today launched its SHOP SMALLidays promotion for 2021, encouraging shoppers to “look local first” as they search for holiday gifts. So far, 42 companies have listed deals and discounts at “Small-business owners… Read more »

Eye Specs on Main bringing clear vision to downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A new optical boutique is coming to downtown Fort Wayne’s boutique hotel. Local optometrist Dr. Zubair Khan will open a new eye care office, Eye Specs on Main, inside The Bradley at 222 W. Main St. Dr. Khan and his team will celebrate the new business with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at… Read more »

Gibson to celebrate new office space with ribbon-cutting event

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – One of Indiana’s Best Places to Work now has an office in downtown Fort Wayne’s 202 Metro building. Gibson, an independent insurance broker/advisor, has moved its Fort Wayne staff into a new office at 202 W. Berry St., Suite 300. Grand-opening festivities are slated for Thursday, Oct. 21, starting with a… Read more »

Giordano’s to host ribbon-cutting ceremony at Dupont Road location

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Nearly a year after opening its doors, a Windy City staple will finally cut the ribbon at its first Summit City location. Giordano’s, home to Chicago’s famous stuffed deep dish pizza, opened its first Fort Wayne store at 10180 Diebold Rd. in late October 2020, but grand opening festivities were put… Read more »

American Sealants growing again near FWA

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – American Sealants, Inc. is growing again. The manufacturer today announced plans are in motion to add up to 28 new jobs and invest up to $2.9 million in its Fort Wayne facility by the end of 2024. Family-owned and -operated since its founding in Fort Wayne in 1987, American Sealants manufactures… Read more »