Entries by Kevin Erb

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.

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 […]