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Sport Wayne, the organization behind the Fort Wayne Adventure Games, has signed a letter of intent to design and open a sizable, state-of-the-art climbing gym and adventure park, named Rush Rock Gym, at Electric Works.

Source: WANE 

Fort Wayne Metals has signed a letter of intent to lease space at the former General Electric property with initial plans for dedicated space for materials research and development.

Source: Inside Indiana Business

Fort Wayne Electric Works was highlighted in Dublin-based Irish Times on the rebound of Rust Belt cities.

“Even as other major cities in the region, such as Pittsburgh, have growing economies while losing population, Fort Wayne is both growing its economy and adding residents – a 25 per cent increase between 2000 and 2013.

“The big money remains  [with] established legacy corporations – universities, health services groups and city authorities – that are ponying up the cash to fund multimillion dollar projects such as the Dayton Arcade and Fort Wayne’s Electric Works.”

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The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has announced a $500,000 investment in Electric Works.

Source: Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

In a 6-3 preliminary last night, the Fort Wayne City Council approved a $10 million Legacy Fund request – an essential funding component of the Electric Works redevelopment project south of downtown, writes the Journal Gazette.

“This is the biggest neighborhood investment that Fort Wayne has ever had, and it shows we want to lift up the community that surrounds Electric Works and to give the residents hope that their neighborhood will improve,” council member Geoff Paddock said.

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