Supercharging the Future
Since 1883, the former General Electric campus was an economic engine for Indiana’s second largest city. Over time, well-documented trends led to the closing of the 1.2 million SF campus and its nearly 40 acres adjacent to Fort Wayne’s downtown.
The Electric Works project is a public-private partnership between Ancora (as lead developer for RTM Ventures LLC) and the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and the State of Indiana. As one of the most important economic developments in the state, Electric Works is a multi-phase, multi-year investment.
West Campus – Phase I of the project – opened in 2022 and houses commercial space, a medical clinic, a STEM school, food hall, and more, all anchored by the headquarters of Indiana’s largest private company. Construction of Phase II will commence in the summer of 2024.
Electric Works highlights our ability to successfully navigate the complexities of adaptive reuse of historic buildings. It’s at once a testament and a template for inclusive growth in secondary and tertiary cities to leverage and enhance their innovation ecosystems.
National Register of Historic Places
“For more than a century, this iconic General Electric facility and the sign along Fort Wayne’s skyline was a symbol of a vibrant economy providing quality jobs and paychecks for Hoosier families. Today, this whole vision of revitalizing this historic GE campus is marking the next step and will become this next future symbol of economic strength and, once again, a vibrant area in our community.”
—Eric Holcomb, Governor of Indiana