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Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership celebrates Regional Cities Initiative with TinCaps at Parkvie

July 29th, 2015


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

July 31, 2015

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership celebrates Regional Cities Initiative with TinCaps at Parkview Field


WHAT:

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, through its Vision 2020 initiative, and Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. invite the media and community  to the July 30 TinCaps game to celebrate Northeast Indiana’s potential to be a Regional Cities Initiative winner. After the game and before the fireworks, an oversized 30’x40’ flag proclaiming the Northeast Indiana Regional Cities proposal theme “The Road to One Million” will be rolled out over the crowd, covering Section 103. The celebration will spill over into adjacent sections with celebratory pompoms, balloons and signs. The crowd will chant “Let’s go, Fort Wayne!” as a drone films the scene to be included in the region’s submission to the state for funding.

“The Road to One Million”, as proclaimed by the giant flag, is the rallying cry for Northeast Indiana to reach one million residents. As the region vies for millions of dollars in state funding through the Regional Cities Initiative, we hope to highlight the great quality of life  assets found right here in Northeast Indiana. Parkview Field and the TinCaps are just one example of why Northeast Indiana is a great place to live. This game is also Social Media Night and Thirsty Thursday so stop out to enjoy baseball and celebrate regional pride using the hashtag #INRegionalCities and #NEIpride.

WHO:
Open to the public, must purchase game ticket through the box office to enter.

WHEN:
The game begins at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday, July 30. The giant flag is unveiled right before fireworks show.

WHERE:
Parkview Field
1301 Ewing St.
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

WHY:
The single biggest threat to economic development in Indiana is population stagnation. To attract talent—and jobs—we need to aggressively develop our quality of place assets here in Northeast Indiana. The goal of the Regional Cities Initiative is to make Indiana a magnet for talent attraction by creating a national identity for Indiana cities. Regions have been invited to compete for up to $42 million in state matching funds by submitting proposals with a slate of game‐changing, quality of life projects (amenities and attractions that will attract and retain young talent. For more information, visit www.NEIndiana.om/regionalcities.


About the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership creating business investment by generating business leads, developing product and fostering regional collaboration. In 2010, the Partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. The 10 counties of Northeast Indiana include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. For more information, visit www.NEIndiana.com


About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc.s main focus is on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement. To learn more, visit www.GreaterFortWayneInc.com.


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MEDIA CONTACT:
Courtney Tritch
Vice President of Marketing 
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
260.469.3460
Cell: 773.383.0807
courtney@NEIndiana.com 


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