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Foreign-Trade Zone Expanded

Four northeast Indiana counties are now part of the area's Foreign-Trade Zone, providing businesses located in those counties with tools to help them compete globally.

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently approved the City of Fort Wayne's application for expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 182 to Blackford, Jay, LaGrange and Steuben counties. Until now, the zone had a service area that covered eight counties (Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wabash, Wells and Whitley).

A U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone is a site within the United States that is legally considered outside of Customs territory for the purpose of duties, so goods may be brought into the site duty-free and without formal customs entry. Foreign-Trade Zones provide users with the opportunity to lower costs and boost profits by allowing them to reduce, eliminate or defer the Customs duties they
would have otherwise paid.

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"The Courtyard" Earns National Award

January 30, 2014 - The National Community Development Association (NCDA) has awarded "The Courtyard of Fort Wayne" apartments for foster youth in transition to adulthood with the Audrey Nelson Community Development Achievement Award.

"The Courtyard is an exceptional community asset," said Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. "It's an ideal public-private partnership designed to help some of our most vulnerable youth overcome obstacles and become successful adults.

The City of Fort Wayne applied for the award, which recognizes exemplary uses of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other federal funding.

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$3 MILLION IN LEGACY FUNDS PROPOSED FOR UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS DOWNTOWN CAMPUS

January 10, 2014 - Mayor Tom Henry today proposed investing $3 million in Legacy funds in the University of Saint Francis downtown campus. The Mayor was joined by University President Sister M. Elise Kriss, OSF, at the USF Performing Arts Center, one of two downtown buildings that would be renovated with the help of Legacy dollars.

"The University of Saint Francis has already made a significant commitment to the revitalization of downtown Fort Wayne with the purchase of the former Chamber of Commerce Building and the former Scottish Rite," said Mayor Henry. "The university's plans to renovate these buildings and fill them with 250 to 300 students will advance educational attainment and the continuing positive momentum in our vibrant and exciting downtown. We're investing in our future with a strong commitment to education and quality of life."

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