Henry: 'Unprecedented' Investment Created Jobs

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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says more than $20 million was invested in neighborhood infrastructure projects this year. He says the record amount of work created more than 300 construction jobs. December 1, 2014

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Mayor Tom Henry today announced that the 2014 construction season is wrapping up with unprecedented investments made in neighborhoods throughout the City of Fort Wayne.

More than $20 million was invested in neighborhood infrastructure projects. Highlights included 50 miles of paving, 10 miles of concrete reconstruction, brick street work, 12 miles of chip and seal repairs, sidewalk improvements, and curb and ramp repairs.

Community and neighborhood leaders joined Mayor Henry's for today's announcement in the Southwick neighborhood in southeast Fort Wayne where a major concrete reconstruction project was completed this year.

"I'm encouraged by the positive momentum we continue to see as we invest in our future," said Mayor Henry. "By working together, we're a leader in focusing on neighborhoods, building on our excellent quality of life, and positioning Fort Wayne for economic and job growth."

Increased funding for neighborhood projects was made possible by the leadership of Mayor Henry's Administration, the Fiscal Policy Group, neighborhood and business leaders, and the members of City Council who supported and passed a financial plan to allow for additional resources to be allocated for infrastructure work.

More than 300 construction jobs were created as a result of this year's enhancements to the City's infrastructure system.

Source: The City of Fort Wayne