Economic Development

Feature StoryArt in the Alley is one of many factors bringing life back to downtown Columbia City.

The resurgence of downtown Columbia City

NewsWindrose Urban Farm grows Shiitake mushrooms.

Growing innovative employment opportunities

Feature StoryCrossroads Kombucha is made in Fort Wayne.

Sharing a taste of northeast Indiana

Feature StoryThe NUG helped turn Franklin School into Franklin Park last fall.

Investing in near-downtown neighborhoods

Feature StoryResidents can renovate existing tiny houses like this one at 1126 Lexington Ave.

The big reason for tiny houses

NewsThe Summit has a large green space for fun and relaxation.

Shared space gives entrepreneurs room to thrive

Feature StoryAn Amish buggy travels a country block home to eight Amish businesses.

A look inside the culture of Amish entrepreneurs

Feature StoryMaddie Miller of Artlink presents at a FWWAC "Art Share."

Creative outlets advance gender equity

Feature StoryThe Auburn City Steakhouse will offer casual, high-end dining.

New Auburn steakhouse is full of regional flavor

NewsNonprofit boards are responsible for hiring new executive directors for their organizations.

New generations signal changing times for Allen County nonprofits

Feature StoryDemonstrators take to the streets of downtown Fort Wayne as part of the Women's March.

The 'pink wave' is rising in northeast Indiana

Feature StoryFour presenters each have four minutes to share their ideas at Fort Wayne SOUP events.

Connecting people, ideas, and funding for impactful change

Feature StoryMayor SuzAnne Handshoe, right, with students from one of her Junior Achievement classes.

Kendallville's first female mayor shares her story

Feature StoryFresh produce at the McCormick Place Farm Market.

HEALing food deserts with fresh produce

NewsMerry Lea's Rieth Village is reflected in the Kesling Wetland, a nine-acre wetland restoration.

Sustainable agriculture grows opportunities in Northeast Indiana

Feature StorySteve Franks coaches entrepreneurs at the Atrium.

A startup community starts with entrepreneurs

NewsJames Khan at his restaurant The Hoppy Gnome in Downtown Fort Wayne.

Feeding success: Restaurateur invests in Fort Wayne's future

NewsVeit, right, watches as Fort Wayne City Councilman Crawford signs the YLNI Inclusivity Pledge.

Interested in inclusivity? Take a pledge

Feature StoryThe Gunthorps own 260 acres in LaGrange just south of the Pigeon River game preserve.

Doing something different: Family farm thrives in LaGrange

Feature StoryAmbitious plans for the old GE campus draw national attention to Fort Wayne.