Regional Partnership moves shop during renovations

September 26th, 2017

Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has relocated for three or four months while its suite of offices in the 1st Source bank building, 200 E. Main St., undergoes renovations.

The project, supported by the partnership’s board of directors, will create “a more functionally collaborative space to act as the physical front door for northeast Indiana,” the partnership explained in an email.

“Business attraction is highly competitive work, and it’s critical that we make a strong, positive impression on national guests who visit our space,” John Sampson, CEO and president of the partnership, said in the emailed statement.

During the work, which is expected to wind up around the end of the year, the partnership’s staff is working temporarily from the offices of Ambassador Enterprises, 2845 E. Dupont Road. The Indiana Economic Development Corp., Northeast Indiana Works, IPFW Community Research Institute and HPG Network, all of which also have offices in the 1st Source building, have not relocated during construction.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority, which receives administrative support from the partnership, relocated with the partnership. Its monthly public meetings rotate among locations around the region.

The work, which will open up the office spaces and create a better space for meetings, is being led by the Hagerman Group and Design Collaborative.

The partnership’s regular telephone number, (260) 469-3460, refers callers to another number, (260) 602-4013, where it can be reached during the construction.