Entries by Kevin Erb

Geoff Paddock, Electric Works to hold virtual town hall Sept. 3

Join Fort Wayne 5th District City Councilman Geoff Paddock for a virtual town hall Sept. 3 at 7:00 pm. Members of the development team will provide updates on Electric Works, including project financing, and answer questions from the community. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82226857602?pwd=eXRoOVV6Q1o2YlRSY0ZPSUh5R3J6dz09 Passcode: EWtownhall

Major improvements made at Electric Works ahead of fall construction

On July 22, we invited elected officials from the city and county, as well as representatives from the Downtown Trust and the Redevelopment Commission, to tour several buildings and see firsthand the amazing amount of clean-up, remediation and site-prep that’s been completed by Weigand Construction and its partners.

Do it Best bullish on Electric Works

“It’s a history worth saving,” he said. “We think it’s going to be a great recruiting opportunity for us and our future.” Do it Best Corp. President and CEO Dan Starr and several other company leaders spoke with the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette for its July 19 edition, reiterating their support for Electric Works and […]

Joshua’s Hand Announces ‘Joshua Works’ Workforce Development Initiative and Pre-Bid Conference for Electric Works

Joshua’s Hand, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013, today announces its workforce development initiative, Joshua Works. Joshuaworks.org Joshua Works is partnering with Broadway Redevelopment Partners and Weigand Construction to advocate for Minority, Women and Veteran Business owners for contractual opportunities on the Electric Works project. In addition, the Joshua Works initiative was created to recruit, […]

Joshua’s Hand Announces ‘Joshua Works’ Workforce Development Initiative and Pre-Bid Conference for Electric Works

Joshua’s Hand, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2013, announced the launch of its workforce development initiative, Joshua Works. Joshuaworks.org. Joshua Works is partnering with Broadway Redevelopment Partners and Weigand Construction to advocate for Minority, Women and Veteran Business owners for contractual opportunities on the Electric Works project. In addition, the Joshua Works initiative was created […]

Fort Wayne Community Schools board approves lease for innovative STEAM school at Electric Works

The Fort Wayne Community Schools’ board approved a 10-year lease for the development of a new Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) high school at Electric Works. Building 31, formerly an office building built in 1942 during General Electric’s rapid growth during World War II, the new STEAM school will include approximately 25,000 square […]

YLNI: We support Electric Works

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana is an empowered group of young professionals from throughout the region who are engaging our community head-on, making a positive impact on the places in which they work and live. From the beginning, they’ve been enthusiastic supporters of Electric Works, recognizing the profound positive impact it will have on our […]

Electric Works receives historic approval

Electric Works has received an important federal agency approval, the latest in a series of significant steps forward for the redevelopment of the former General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne, as the project moves closer to the start of construction later this year.