Entries by Kevin Erb

Electric Works seeks minorities

“Electric Works will contribute to the local community even before the first tenant opens, officials announced Tuesday. RTM Ventures…has partnered with nonprofit Joshua’s Hand to create apprenticeship programs that will employ minorities during construction.” Source: Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette

County Commissioners give Electric Works developers more time, latitude

“That clean-up has gone more efficiently than expected, leaving funds left to clean buildings not included in the original scope of work.” Our thanks to Fort Wayne City Council, the Capital Improvement Board and the Allen County Commissioners for their continued support and investment. Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Conjure Coffee commits to Electric Works

Conjure Coffee will appear in two spots in the former General Electric Campus. A cafe will be featured in the Electric Works Innovation Center while a coffee bar and roastery will be featured in the campus’s food hall and public market. SOURCE: WANE-TV

High-tech aeroponic farming company bringing greenhouse to Electric Work

Sweetwater Urban Farms, an Atlanta-based company founded in 2017 that uses aeroponic technology, helped by with proven Internet of Things — no human interaction to transfer data — to produce nutrient-rich greens and herbs, will open a greenhouse in the food hall at the planned Electric Works. SOURCE: Indiana Economic Development Digest

‘Electric Works in line for greenhouse’

“Sweetwater Urban Farms, which uses aeroponic technology augmented with internet connectivity to produce nutrient-rich greens and herbs, will open a greenhouse inside the food hall at the Electric Works.” SOURCE: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

How Opportunity Zones and Co-working Spaces Joined Forces

“The project’s co-working component — available month to month to companies with up to 15 employees — is a key part of an attempt to draw the surrounding community into what its backers say will be an innovation hub in the city.” The New York Times recently highlighted Electric Works as a national example of […]

Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne unveils new fund for Electric Works

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is launching the Electric Works Innovation and Neighborhood Renewal Fund, which will makes it easy for the public to directly support and foster charitable activities associated with the transformation of the former General Electric campus into a mixed-use innovation district.   Source: Inside Indiana Business