A partnership aiming to bring more business development to northeast Indiana and Allen County recently received a boost in funding. JPMorgan Chase & Co. awarded a $100,000 grant to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
The grant will support research and development of a major market study. Both the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne are seeking to identify target markets and target industry information to increase business investment in the region.
"Expanding our strongest industries in Allen County is a cornerstone of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s strategy to significantly grow wages. The Chase funding will accelerate these efforts," said Eric Doden, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. "This kind of investment and leadership takes our community to the next level."
The two groups are also leading the Northeast Indiana Regional Cities Initiative which is competing for up to $42 million in state matching funds with The Road to One Million plan. That plan is aimed at attracting and retaining young talent in the region.