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.

Feature Story Construction on the north side of the riverfront in Downtown Fort Wayne continues.

#PlacesofNEI: Riverfront development continues on the north side


Feature Story Sign painter Justin Lim, owner of Old 5 and Dime Sign Co., works on a vintage trout taxidermy at his shop in downtown Fort Wayne.

Keeping the art of traditional sign painting alive


Feature Story Tony Betton Jr. on set.

Meet Fort Wayne’s ‘lit journalist,’ Tony Betton Jr.


Feature Story Down the Line, 2016

Down the Line 18: A local take on legendary music artists


Feature Story Phase one of the Franke Park Renaissance Master Plan is coming to life.
Feature Story Date Night Ideas

Need a new idea for date night? Fort Wayne has plenty.


Feature Story Ron Duchovic is unable to make it into one of the bathrooms in his home because the doorway is too small.
Feature Story A mural inside Papi's Pizza Company on The Landing in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Feature Story When a utility company, such as NIPSCO or Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) wishes to raise or lower its prices, it must submit a case to the IURC, explaining why it sees a rise in prices as necessary.