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 […]

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 […]

Why Electric Works is a Game Changer for NEI

Massive Mixed-Use Development Adds Vibrancy in Downtown Fort Wayne Electric Works is one of the largest office projects in the United States and was completed in 2022. It puts Fort Wayne in the same category as New York, Chicago, Boston, Los Angeles, Austin and Charlotte, while triggering innumerable conversations of interest and amazement. Here is […]

NEI Continuing to Strengthen Economic Resiliency in 2023


Happy New Year, friends of NEI! It’s been a little over a year since my family and I made the move to Northeast Indiana. It’s been a year full of change, transition, challenges, new initiatives, hefty goals, and, most of all, assurance that I made the right choice in making NEI my family’s new home. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Construction Publication Features Unique Regional Asset

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Construction Dive Features Electric Works Aligned with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s strategy to secure positive national coverage of the region in top-tier business and industry media publications, we recently hosted journalist Jeff Steele as he visited Northeast Indiana to seek story ideas. Jeff Steele is a regular contributor to several media outlets, including Construction Dive and Forbes, […]

Bringing Italy to Northeast Indiana

To source the freshest ingredients, Golfo di Napoli brings the art of fresh cheesemaking to the heart of farm country. It’s fair to say that Warren, Indiana is a long way from Naples, Italy. Though nearly 5,000 miles separate the two, the Somma family has found a way to bridge the distance. “We’ve traveled all […]

Rural Sourcing: Northeast Indiana Is a Great Place to Grow

Rural Sourcing couldn’t be happier with Fort Wayne as the choice for its eighth location. When Rural Sourcing was getting ready to expand and open an eighth location, Fort Wayne was selected from among more than 50 potential cities. Leaders at the custom software development company found Northeast Indiana to be welcoming on many levels. […]