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The Economist Features Fort Wayne

August 4th, 2020

Special Report on Midwest Features Northeast Indiana

The Economist, a highly-respected publication covering international and domestic politics, international news, business, finance and economics, recently published a special report on the Midwest. Journalist Adam Roberts conducted more than 100 interviews with leaders throughout the Midwest for this report, which calls the Midwest, “A region with outsized punch,” and includes six separate articles. The State of Indiana receives a positive mention in the special report, “America’s Mittelstand,” which details advanced manufacturing, and mentions that manufacturing makes up 29 percent of Indiana’s gross state product (and employs 17 percent of workers).

Through the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s work with national public relations firm Development Counsellors International (DCI), several regional leaders spoke with Adam Roberts to provide background information.  

The article, “Don’t be the next Cahokia,” has a reference to the Burmese community in Fort Wayne as well as a brief quote from Greater Fort Wayne Inc. CEO John Urbahns in regards to climate change.

This special feature shines a light on the importance of the Midwest as a whole and the role of the region in our nation’s future growth. The Economist aims to keep readers well informed about the most important issues around the world, and carefully curates its content to ensure the audience misses nothing important, reaching over 9 million unique monthly visitors online.

To learn more about the Regional Partnership's national public relations efforts, contact Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communication Kate Virag.

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