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 Carmen Perry shares the story behind her startup, Carm A. Sutra, a line of comfy loungewear and lingerie designed to bring out the sensuality within.
News PFW Professor Rebecca Coffman and recent PFW graduate and artist Johnny Min in the new revolving gallery featuring work from Purdue Fort Wayne students, alumni and faculty at The Bradley, 204 W. Main St.
Feature Story Owner of the Fort Wayne Escape Room, Corey Ford, shares how his team pivoted during the pandemic and created a socially distant Treasure Hunt that attracted more than 50,000 participants nationwide.
Feature Story The Input Street Team pays a visit to Foster Park at 3900 Old Mill Rd.

Input Street Team: Progress is happening at Foster Park


Feature Story Fort Wayne artist Adam Garland invited the public to help create a new permanent mural downtown with biodegradable, paint-filled water balloons.
Feature Story Zaeden climbs on the playground during a 30 minute play time outside during Miss Nielson's 3-5 year old class at Children's Village, 6613 S. Anthony.
Feature Story Jesse Singh is Founder of the Indiana Sikh Outreach Mission.

Input Street Team: Meet the Indiana Sikh Outreach Mission


Feature Story A new program called Double Up Indiana helps low-income families double their buying power on fruits and vegetables at participating retailers.