Current News

Current News

November 2017 Successes

Friday, December 01, 2017

Allen County

Aptera Inc.

  • Software development and marketing firm expanding in downtown Fort Wayne, IN
  • Investing $2.6 million to move to renovate and move to a new location
  • Creating 20 additional jobs as part of the expansion

Fort Wayne Metals

  • Medical wire manufacturer investing in Allen County operations with an addition to its corporate office as well as a new building
  • Investing $50 million and creating more than 330 new jobs over the next five years
  • Executives cite Fort Wayne’s ongoing downtown development and growing ability to compete for talent

Parkview Health

  • Medical services provider adding 300 new jobs in Fort Wayne area
  • Expanding service offerings and newly constructed facilities have led to hire hundreds more jobs to fill

IU Health

  • Medical services provider opening a primary care medical office in Fort Wayne, IN
  • New office expected to open in early 2018
  • Office will be staffed with up to 15 physicians and advanced practitioners, along with support staff

Eric Doden, CEO
Greater Fort Wayne Inc.


DeKalb County

Forest River Manufacturing LLC

  • Recreational and commercial vehicle maker investing in Butler, IN operations
  • $2.9 million investment includes both new construction and renovations at existing facility
  • Creating an unspecified number of new jobs
  • Work is expected to be completed in late 2018


Jasper County

Fair Oaks Farms

  • Agritourism campus has broken ground on a new on-campus hotel for visitors and guests
  • Barn-shaped Fairfield Inn & Suites will include 31 rooms and 8 “silo suites.”
  • Construction is expected to be completed near the end of 2018

Stephen Eastridge, President
Jasper County Economic Development Organization


Lake County

Purdue University Northwest

  • Major state university satellite campus will construct a Bioscience Innovation Building, now that funding has been approve by the State Budget Committee
  • Investment in the 68,000 sq. ft. facility will be more than $40 million
  • Facility will include research and teaching labs as well as offices for both the College of Nursing and the Department of Biological Sciences
  • Construction is expected to be complete by April 2020

Purdue University Northwest