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Electric Works and Fort Wayne featured on The Atlantic

Authors Jim and Deborah Fallows toured Electric Works recently as part of a broader northern Indiana tour he was conducting on a series of stories for The Atlantic magazine. They’re writing about how towns and cities in the industrial Midwest are reinventing themselves.

One of Fallows’ takeaways from the visit was breadth and depth of civic-engagement. “The funding of this project is an epitome of ‘public-private partnership’—a phrase that…is seen in Washington as a euphemism for ‘payoffs’ or ‘log-rolling,’ but at the local level appears to be a key ingredient in getting things done.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/04/fort-wayne-makes-its-own-luck/587659/

Bloomberg highlights Electric Works

The $440 million development called Electric Works is intended to breathe life into a hulking abandoned property that was at the heart of Fort Wayne’s bygone manufacturing era.

“The emotional weight that the industrial complex has on this community can’t be overstated,” said Josh Parker, partner at RTM Ventures, the company behind the project. “It’s not just what we’re doing on our site, but what that brings to the larger area.”

Source: Bloomberg

Electric Works presence would seal Purdue, city connection

“Purdue, with nearly a century of experience in using academic research to develop private-sector solutions, is well positioned to become a partner in the innovation space at Electric Works.

In addition to West Lafayette’s Purdue Research Park, the university has business incubators in Merrillville, Indianapolis and New Albany. Why not Fort Wayne?”

Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

IURTC plans to establish presence in Fort Wayne’s Electric Works innovation district

The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has announced plans to establish a presence in Electric Works, northeast Indiana’s innovation district on the former General Electric campus in downtown Fort Wayne.

SOURCE: Indiana University

Recruiting firm joining Electric Works campus

Spherion Staffing, a locally owned office of the national staffing firm, is celebrating its 10th anniversary by making a commitment to be a part of the Electric Works campus, making it one of a dozen businesses and organizations to join the project.with the agreement. It plans to relocate to a larger space at Electric Works from its current E. State Blvd location.

Source: WANE-TV

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