Promoting our Power in Hardtech in Germany

In Focus with Stéphane Frijia

Friends of NEI, As the first quarter draws to a close, we’re hitting the road again, eager to engage with site selectors and investors. Next week marks a significant stride in our journey to promote our region’s hardtech and advanced manufacturing capabilities as we collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Commerce at […]

Mayor Tom Henry Will Truly Be Missed

We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our Mayor Tom Henry, yesterday. He tirelessly led the Fort Wayne community for over 16 years, taking us to a place where businesses and families alike – come together to create all that Fort Wayne is – a prosperous and family-first community. His legacy will forever […]

NEI Quarterly Business Development Journey

In the dynamic realm of business development, staying ahead of the curve is not just a goal—it’s a necessity. As we embarked on an ambitious journey for FY24, we encountered a few bumps along the road. Two members of our business development team departed NEI to support the launch of Plug and Play Indiana. It […]

CEO Prospective – A Roadmap to Becoming a Global MedTech Leader

A doctor sits at a desk across from a patient, pointing to a model of a knee.

In a landmark move that cements Warsaw, Indiana’s status as an emerging global hub for medical technology innovation, Plug and Play has inaugurated its first Indiana office on the Zimmer Biomet campus. This venture is set to spark unparalleled growth in the MedTech sector, leveraging the area’s rich orthopedic legacy and vibrant innovation and education […]

Food and Agriculture Sector Primed for Growth in NEI

In Focus with Stéphane Frijia

Friends of NEI,   As we embark on the journey of our 2024 Action Plan, our dedicated team is focusing on strategic efforts to strengthen and broaden our influence in sectors where Northeast Indiana shines competitively. Following updates on crucial areas such as MedTech, Specialty Insurance, and Defense and Aerospace, we now highlight the critical Agricultural […]

Defense and Aerospace Reaching New Frontiers in NEI

In Focus with Stéphane Frijia

Friends of NEI, As we continue to execute our 2024 Action Plan, our team continues to focus on strategic initiatives designed to elevate and expand industry clusters where Northeast Indiana boasts a competitive advantage. Following our recent highlights on the MedTech and Specialty Insurance sectors, this week I want to highlight our Defense and Aerospace industry and how it’s […]

NEI: A Thriving Hub for Specialty Insurance

Friends of NEI,   As we continue to execute our 2024 Action Plan, our focus sharpens on strategic initiatives designed to elevate and expand industry clusters where Northeast Indiana boasts a competitive advantage. Following our recent highlight on the MedTech sector, this communication turns the spotlight on our burgeoning Specialty Insurance industry.   In 2023, the global […]

MedTech continues to ascend in NEI

Friends of NEI, The NEI 2024 Action Plan underscores strategic efforts to enhance emerging or evolving technology sectors where Northeast Indiana (NEI) has a competitive edge. This includes areas such as zero-emission and off-highway vehicles, biotech, hardtech and automation, creative arts, specialty insurance, defense and notably, MedTech. The MedTech sector’s potential for growth and how […]

CEO Perspective – Economic Conditions

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest GDP estimates. Echoing this, Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen noted at the Economic Club of Chicago that 2023 witnessed robust economic growth, especially in its final quarter, achieving a 3.1 percent annual increase. Significantly, inflation has notably decreased, and consumer sentiment has […]

CEO Perspective: 5th Annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit


We are thrilled to once again to partner the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEI) with the Japanese American Society of Indiana (JASI) and Grow Wabash County to host the 5th Annual Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit! This year’s summit will be hosted at the historic Eagles Theatre in downtown Wabash on Thursday, November 9. The Japan-Northeast Indiana […]