Entries by Kevin Erb

Agreement in place for Electric Works

Plans for the $440 million Electric Works project in Fort Wayne have taken a significant step forward. Mayor Tom Henry and RTM Ventures have announced the city and development team have agreed on an economic development agreement that includes $62 million in local public funding. Read more: Inside Indiana Business

Community Forum – presentation

For those of you who were unable to join us for our May 29 Community Forum – and for those who did join us – you can view the project update we provided here: Community Forum Updates.

Metaphor for our future

“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 […]

Builder’s Electric enthusiasm

“This will change the landscape of Fort Wayne forever.” Fort Wayne Journal Gazette profile of RTM Ventures developer and northeast Indiana native Kevan Biggs.

Support and Endorsements

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 […]

An Electric opportunity for city revitalization

“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.

Electric Works – it’s a job thing

“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. […]

Tours of Electric Works now open to the public

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 […]