Selling Northeast Indiana Coast-to-Coast

One of my favorite movies is an award-winning movie from 1994, Forrest Gump. In my favorite scene, Forrest steps off his porch and decides to “go for a little run.” He gets to the end of the road and decides he will run to the end of town. After he makes it to the end of […]

Over $6 million approved to invest in preschool, civic center, housing, and mixed-use downtown developments in Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind., Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) has approved support for regional efforts dedicated to essential housing, community development, downtown revitalization, and preschool education. The RDA’s investment exceeds $6 million and will leverage approximately $45,000,000 in additional state, public, and private support. Through READI, 17 regions across the state that represent all 92 counties […]

Over $15 million in READI funds approved for Northeast Indiana

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) has approved over $15 million in new Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) grants for five new projects. The approved projects include housing and an arts campus in downtown Fort Wayne, a healthcare education center in Allen County, housing in DeKalb County, and an education and innovation center in Steuben County. Through READI, […]

$18 Million Grant Approved for Northeast Indiana

Six projects slated for Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (READI) Grants FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (“RDA”) has approved $18 million in new Regional Economic Acceleration and Development Initiative (“READI”) grants for six innovative projects. At the end of 2021, the Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) was awarded $50 million to invest […]

MedTech Accelerator Studio Launches in the Orthopedic Capital of the World®

The Kosciusko Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) today announced the launch of a Medical Technology Accelerator Studio, which will develop a robust pipeline of medtech startup companies to complement and advance the existing product development and manufacturing capabilities in Warsaw, the Orthopedic Capital of the World®. “We want our community to be known for how it supports entrepreneurs. […]

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Unveils Rolling 3-Year Strategic Plan to Accelerate Economic Growth Across the Region

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership today announced the 11-county region’s 3-year strategic plan. The rolling strategic plan for 2023 through 2025 outlines how Northeast Indiana will continue to build an economically resilient region by increasing the region’s competitiveness to attract new investment. Stephane Frijia, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional […]

Northeast Indiana Cities Ranked as Top-Performing Micropolitans

Communities Ranked by Corporate Facility Investment Annually, Site Selection Magazine ranks the nation’s top mircopolitans, and Northeast Indiana communities consistently rank in the top 100 list. With a total of nine corporate facility investment projects in 2021, Auburn landed itself as No. 5 on Site Selection Magazine’s list of the top mircopolitans for the second year in […]

Northeast Indiana Regional Early Learning Initiatives Join Forces

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (Regional Partnership) announced today that its Early Learning Committee will join with the newly formed Northeast Indiana Early Childhood Coalition effective immediately. Led by regional business leaders and educators, including the Early Childhood Alliance, the committee, formed in 2017, helped to advocate and build awareness for the importance […]

Indiana Global Economic Summit 2022

Join Indiana Northeast Indiana Economic Development Leaders for the Inaugural Event Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) are convening international business executives, industry leaders and foreign dignitaries to advance key conversations, spark discovery and discuss opportunities for deeper economic and international cooperation at the Indiana […]

Business Attraction Momentum

In Jim Collins’ book Good to Great, he talks about the flywheel effect: a concept that over time, small victories create and accelerate momentum. “Picture a huge, heavy flywheel—a massive metal disk mounted horizontally on an axle, about 30 feet in diameter, 2 feet thick, and weighing about 5,000 pounds.” Strenuous effort is needed at the beginning to get the […]