Entries by Kevin Erb

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.

Still in the Works

“That money could flow into Fort Wayne at a possibly crucial time, creating jobs and bolstering hope that Fort Wayne can regain its economic development momentum.” Read the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette’s editorial in support of Electric Works – and its potential economic impact at a time when it’s needed  most –  here.

Do it Best stands by decision to relocate

“We believe Electric Works is an absolutely vital project for northeast Indiana, as well as a tremendous opportunity for Do it Best. It presents a bold vision to bring needed jobs, leading-edge innovation and top talent to our part of the state.” Our city, county and region are fortunate to have Do it Best Corp. […]

An update to the community on the impact of COVID-19

Many people have reached out to understand the impact of the global pandemic on, and express their support for, Electric Works. Perhaps for the first time ever, the President and Governors have intentionally shut down the American economy to fight our shared enemy, the coronavirus. Key stakeholders we have been working with on Electric Works, […]

Do it Best to anchor Electric Works Innovation District

Do it Best Corp., a global leader in the independent home improvement industry, has signed a letter of intent to locate its corporate headquarters at Electric Works in Fort Wayne. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and other local regional and state leaders joined Do it Best Corp. CEO Dan Starr and […]

‘Transformative potential of Electric Works too great to squander’

“Electric Works is a neighborhood improvement project with regional impact. It is what we need in every quadrant of Fort Wayne.” Fort Wayne City Council members Geoff Paddock, D-5th; Tom Didier, R-4th; Glynn Hines, D-at large; and Tom Freistroffer, R-at large published an editorial in the Jan. 12 edition of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette […]

Electric Works developer partners with Joshua’s Hand

“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