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Its first eight corporate investors have already committed $1.2 million.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. begins fund-raising drive

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. today launched a $5 million campaign, which is being touted as the organization’s foundational leadership crusade.

GFW Inc. – a collaborative between the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce – announced that its first eight corporate investors have already committed $1.2 million.

“Be Part of Something Greater” aims to create a more competitive and vital economic base for the future of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

“Greater Fort Wayne Inc. represents a new approach for how Fort Wayne and Allen County will pursue business growth, job creation, and competitiveness,” Mark Becker, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., said in a statement. “As the largest metro center in northeast Indiana, we have a responsibility – all of us – to make greater Fort Wayne as strong as it can be for future generations and for our neighbors in the 10-county region.”

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