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We’re coming down to the home stretch in the local approvals process. We’ve got momentum and support, but don’t remain silent on the sidelines. Come out and show your backing at the next three meetings:

  • Tuesday, Oct.16, Fort Wayne Common Council Finance Committee — 5:30 p.m., Citizens Square, Room 30
  • Tuesday, Oct. 23, Fort Wayne Common Council Regular Meeting — 5:30 p.m., Citizens Square, Room 35
  • Tuesday, Nov. 6, Capital Improvement Board — 8 a.m., Grand Wayne Center

Legacy Fund Committee Recommends Funding

Fort Wayne’s Legacy Joint Funding Committee unanimously approved a formal resolution recommending funding for the Electric Works – another important step forward. Read more here.

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

How can Fort Wayne compete in the global economy? Electric Works could be key

“We’ve been working in Bilbao, Spain, and Bilbao has a Guggenheim. It’s a statement to the world that they are passionate about the arts, and it puts them on the map for that…I see something like Electric Works as being Fort Wayne’s Guggenheim. It’s a cultural asset that is relevant to the world.”

Read more of Input Fort Wayne’s interview with Travis Sheridan.

Inclusive Startup Communities Improve the Human Condition

“Why wouldn’t you want people of your community that you want to focus on to be the thought leaders that are offering advice, guidance and feedback to young entrepreneurs, innovators and hustlers? … The only way to break down (elitism) is through authenticity and authentic engagement, and providing access.”

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly covered the August 6 presentation by Travis Sheridan, president of the Venture Café Global Institute.

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