Economic development http://wboi.org en Fort Wayne Awarded $33 Million for Future Development http://wboi.org/post/fort-wayne-awarded-33-million-future-development <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Fort Wayne has been awarded $33 million in federal funding for future development projects. Mayor Tom Henry made the announcement Wednesday.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The City of Fort Wayne is the only entity in Indiana to receive funds from the New Markets Tax Credit Program this year. It grants tax credits to investors for development projects in low-income communities.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:30:12 +0000 Virginia Alvino 31648 at http://wboi.org Fort Wayne Awarded $33 Million for Future Development Extended Interview: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry http://wboi.org/post/extended-interview-fort-wayne-mayor-tom-henry <p>2013 is already in the history books, but before we leave it behind, we wanted to survey the year gone by with the man at the center of some of Fort Wayne’s biggest stories.</p><p></p><p>WBOI’s Sean Bueter recently talked to Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry about some of the city’s victories and challenges in 2013,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and asked him to look ahead to the new year.</span></p><p></p><p>This is the extended interview with Mayor Henry, including portions of the conversation not included on-air.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 21:20:00 +0000 Sean Bueter 24897 at http://wboi.org Extended Interview: Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry The Indiana Economic Development Corporation Secures Record Number Of Job Commitments http://wboi.org/post/indiana-economic-development-corporation-secures-record-number-job-commitments <p>Governor Mike Pence announced Wednesday the Indiana Economic Development Corporation has&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">secured job commitments with a record 261 companies this year. But Pence says there’s still more work to be done.</span></p><p></p><p>The job commitments made in 2013, worth more than $2 billion to Indiana’s economy, are&nbsp; expected to create more than 21,000 jobs in the state over the next several years. The expected jobs will pay a higher wage, nearly 22 dollars an hour, than the state average, which is 20 dollars an hour.</p><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 21:47:25 +0000 Brandon Smith 24373 at http://wboi.org The Indiana Economic Development Corporation Secures Record Number Of Job Commitments