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Partnership bankrolling 3 projects

December 17th, 2013

News Coverage:

Published: December 17, 2013 3:00 a.m.


Partnership bankrolling 3 projects

Staff, news services

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Regional Opportunities Council allocated $94,000 to fund three Vision 2020 priority projects at its Dec. 12 meeting.

The projects and funding are: $50,000 to attract a new eastbound flight to Fort Wayne International Airport; $35,000 to assemble and prioritize a list of desired interstate projects within the region that can be used in lobbying efforts at the state level; and $9,000 to conduct river tours for area leaders to show the development potential along the rivers in downtown Fort Wayne.

“We’ve seen great momentum building on our priorities this year,” said Parkview Health President and CEO Mike Packnett, who is chairman of the Partnership’s governing board and a member of the ROC. “We believe the funding opportunities that the ROC has elected for 2014 will allow us to keep that momentum going.”