Northeast Indiana Awarded $50 million by the State of Indiana for Growing with Vision plan: Funding Will Catalyze Northeast Indiana’s Economic Growth

Utilities

Northeast Indiana has an excess water supply and a highly reliable business infrastructure system from utilities to roads to ports. 

Electricity

The region is served by two of the nation’s largest electrical service providers, Indiana Michigan Power (AEP) and Duke Energy

There are also many regional member-owned, member-controlled nonprofit electric distribution utility service providers in Northeast Indiana. 

Water

Northeast Indiana has a plentiful water supply that supports our large number of industrial businesses and caters to the specific needs of the food and agriculture industry, with Fort Wayne City Utilities serving as the region’s largest municipal water system. The city's Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant has an excess water capacity of more than 72 million gallons per day, enough to supply the needs of Fort Wayne for at least the next 10 to 15 years. 

Natural Gas

The Fort Wayne area is served by two companies: the Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and Vectren. Offering dependable and reliable services, both of these providers serve large portions of Indiana, offer highly competitive rates and can easily meet the demands of new businesses.

Broadband

Access to broadband supports the economy and allows Northeast Indiana to be globally competitive. While the region’s infrastructure is built to see businesses succeed, it also improves the quality of life for all thanks to increased communication and access to information.

Here are some highlights of Northeast Indiana’s developed broadband infrastructure:

  • Numerous Northeast Indiana communities have been designated as a Broadband Ready Community by the State of Indiana.
  • Frontier’s Downtown Fort Wayne Hot Zone is the fastest open mesh network in Fort Wayne and covers a significant portion of downtown Fort Wayne.
  • Verizon invested more than $100 million in fiber-to-the-home, making Fort Wayne one of the first Midwest cities to have city-wide fiber-optic broadband services (FiOS). This resulted in improved economic development and quality of government and healthcare services, all while reducing municipal budgets. The City of Fort Wayne has also partnered with community leaders to offer innovative city services and generate new businesses within the city.
  • Metronet provides cutting-edge fiber-optic communication services, including high-speed Fiber Internet, full-featured Fiber Phone and Fiber IPTV to communities in Huntington, North Manchester and Wabash. Wabash County also incentivized the construction of a 100 percent fiber-optic network using $100,000 in county economic development income tax revenue as seed money.
  • Auburn Essential Services (AES) in Auburn was born out of the desire to fulfill the needs of one business; it quickly grew into a valuable community asset for businesses and residents alike. In recent years, AES has expanded its service area to several residential neighborhoods, giving Auburn residents an option that is not only fast and reliable but is also best in class when it comes to internet, voice and television services

Want to learn more? View a map of Indiana's broadband network

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