By definition, “input” is where energy enters a system. At Input Fort Wayne, we’re shining a
light on the wave of positive energy we see pulsing through the cities of northeast Indiana.
We are a community storytelling platform, written and supported by people who want to be
part of what’s next for our 11-county region. We firmly believe in the progress and innovation
we see happening in cities around the world, and we feature local thought leaders who are
sharing their ideas and experiences to contribute to that momentum. Here and beyond.
This work wouldn’t be possible without the support of our national network and regional
community partners. We are a publication of Issue Media Group
based in Detroit, Michigan,
and we are brought to you in partnership with a coalition of local organizations.
Our partners include: Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, Parkview
Health, the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation,
Indiana Tech, PNC Community Development Banking, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership,
Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne, Arts United, Visit Fort Wayne, and Downtown
Our national network
Why Fort Wayne?
Fort Wayne is a place where people make things happen. We’re “the city that saved itself,” and
we have a long history of building things from the ground up. Farnsworth mass-produced the
first televisions here. General Electric did the same with stoves, refrigerators, and washing
While the heyday of our manufacturing era might be in the past, the do-it-yourself spirit of
innovation lives on as we forge a new identity for a new time.
Today, our energy is expressed in bold startups, places, projects, and ideas all around us in
northeast Indiana. As the people behind these efforts, we have something to say. We have
stories that offer inspiration and hope, spark conversations, and light our way into the future.
Read our stories at www.inputfortwayne.com
Follow the #PeopleofNEI on Instagram at @inputfortwayne