Fort Wayne Community Schools considering a regional STEAM school at Electric Works

The proposed regional school will align with FWCS plans announced in January to switch its curriculum focus gradually at all of its schools to STEAM or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).

From the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, 2/2/18

On old GE campus, sense of potential is electric

“A 39-acre reminder of Fort Wayne’s past glories could become a symbol of everything we want for this city in the future.”

From the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette’s editorial board, 1/28/18.

Can Lofts and Cool Workspaces Lure People Back Downtown…Even in Fort Wayne?

The Wall Street Journal highlighted the scope, scale and ambition of Electric Works in its national Jan. 2 edition.

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Indiana Tech first to sign Letter of Intent at Electric Works

Indiana Tech’s letter of intent to lease 10,000 square feet in building 19 on the former General Electric campus is a milestone for Electric Works.

Source: WPTA-21

State approves $50 million tax credit for Fort Wayne’s GE project

Based on an expected initial investment of more than $213 million for phase one of the project, which is expected to begin next year, the IEDC board approved an Industrial Recovery Tax Credit (DINO) of up to the lesser of $50 million or 25 percent of the total qualified investment.

Source: Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Developer closes the deal on historic GE campus

With the official acquisition of the campus complete, we can now focus on working with the community in a public/private partnership to make Electric Works a mixed-use development built on innovation, energy and culture.

Source: WANE-TV

Downtown revitalization projects bring tourism and new business to northeast Indiana

“The biggest individual project in Fort Wayne, however, is just getting started with the redevelopment of the historic General Electric’s Broadway campus.”

We welcomed acclaimed travel writer Ron Bernthal for a campus tour and overview of the project.



‘Been a creative dream’

About four dozen local business leaders got a rare look into the neglected brick buildings that sit on both sides of Broadway near Taylor Street.

Source: The Journal Gazette 

New renderings, new name point to future of Fort Wayne GE campus

The Electric Works name is a nod to the 100-plus year history of the GE manufacturing site, which originated as the “Fort Wayne Electric Works” and was later known as the “Jenney Electric Light Company.”

Source: WPTA / 21Alive

“The Project will generate lasting effects on the entire region.”

This past summer, RTM Ventures commissioned a national CPA and consulting firm to research and produce a detailed study of the expected economic impact study for Phase 1 of the project. Their analysis provides a data-driven narrative for just how transformative Electric Works.

Some highlights from the analysis include:

  • Electric Works will increase tax revenues
    • Federal, state, and local tax impact of $943 million over 20 years
    • State tax impact of $220 million over 20 years
  • Electric Works will create jobs
    • 1,981 jobs during construction
    • 2,830 jobs during operation
    • 1,565 direct jobs on-site during operation
  • Electric Works will grow the economy of northeast Indiana
    • $283 million in economic impact during construction
    • $387 million in annual economic impact during operation