The Redevelopment Department pursues aggressive development partnerships between the public and private sectors. As part of the department's economic development efforts, staff provide direct liaison/support to Greater Fort Wayne Inc., support international trade, and provide services that support and stimulate business growth, community investment and development. The Department includes:
Redevelopment Commission promotes and implements opportunity projects, acting as a catalyst to develop areas that have shown a cessation of growth and lack of development. This is done through techniques including real estate acquisition, site preparation and/or providing public infrastructure to the site. Financing resources generally used are Tax Incremental Financing (TIF) and Redevelopment General Obligation Bonds.
Urban Enterprise Association (UEA) works to revitalize Fort Wayne's industrial core. The UEA works to foster growth of new and established businesses, create and retain jobs, make physical improvements, and enhance the well-being of area residents.