Fort Wayne

Home to more than 265,700 residents, Fort Wayne is the regional hub of Northeast Indiana, and the homebase of Input Fort Wayne. Known as “the City that Saved Itself,” Fort Wayne has a long history of do-it-yourself innovation. Farnsworth mass-produced the first televisions here. General Electric did the same with stoves, refrigerators, and washing machines.

Today, Fort Wayne residents are innovating in new ways, creating everything from tech startups to solutions that improve the equity, health, and vitality of local neighborhoods. Projects like Riverfront Fort Wayne and Electric Works light the way into the city's future and draw residents back into the urban core.

Fort Wayne is home to people of many cultures, including a large Burmese community. The diversity of small businesses, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and neighborhood grocery stores here attests to the area's vibrancy.

Rather than specific neighborhood names, most Fort Wayne residents identify with the city's broader zip codes or quadrants as their "neighborhood." Explore the quadrants listed on the "Places" tab of Input Fort Wayne's website to get a feel for each area's unique people, places, and cultures.

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