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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

“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

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

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

RTM Ventures has selected the Indianapolis office of global commercial real estate services firm JLL as its national leasing partner, effective immediately. In addition, RTM has selected Fort Wayne-based The Zacher Company as its local / regional leasing partner.

The JLL and Zacher leasing teams will include real estate experts dedicated to identifying and engaging local, regional and national top-tier commercial and office prospects, working closely with Greater Fort Wayne, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to support the region’s economic development strategy.

Source: Inside Indiana Business

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