“It tells the state and private investors that we don’t value our community enough to invest in ourselves. The old GE site cannot sit as it is. The choice is to let the buildings and our future deteriorate or to renovate and build our future.”

Guest column in the May 30 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette from Fort Wayne REALTOR and Greater Fort Wayne Inc. board member Beth Goldsmith

“This will change the landscape of Fort Wayne forever.”

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette profile of RTM Ventures developer and northeast Indiana native Kevan Biggs.

The City of Fort Wayne New Markets Revitalization Fund awarded Electric Works $10 million in New Markets Tax Credits allocations.

In addition to overwhelming public support, Electric Works benefits from formal endorsements and / or support from a number of local, regional and state organizations and entities. Those endorsing or publicly supporting Electric Works include:

  • Indiana Economic Development Corporation
  • ARCH, Inc.
  • Upstate Association of REALTORS
  • Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana
  • Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.
  • Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Governing Board
    • Regional Opportunities Council
    • Mayors’ and Commissioners’ Caucus
    • Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) Council
    • Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA)
  • Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette Editorial Board
  • West Central Neighborhood Association
  • Fort Wayne Public Market, Inc.
  • GE Quarter Century Club
  • General Electric Property Task Force

 

 

“Because of the developer’s commitment to restoring the iconic buildings and bringing them to life again, ARCH enthusiastically supports this historic preservation project.”

The board of dirctors of ARCH, Inc. formally endorsed Electric Works in an editorial in the May 13 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

“We as a community have a choice: do we invest in ourselves with projects such as Electric Works? Or do we reject this project with its transformational impact and take the easy road by doing nothing, allowing that asset to continue to waste away for years to come?”

Guest editorial from Greater Fort Wayne Inc. board member Ron Turpin in the May 6 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.

Tours will be hosted by members of the project development team, who will be available to answer questions and provide updates and important information about the project. Tours are free, open to the public and limited to a maximum of 25 people per tour; registrants are only required to review safety information and complete a liability waiver.

 

Source: WANE.com