What is Input Fort Wayne?

By definition, “input” is where energy enters a system. At Input Fort Wayne, we’re shining a light on the wave of positive energy in 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, 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
Improvement District.

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 machines.

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.
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