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From our region's excellent workforce to our creative entrepreneurship, Fort Wayne-Allen County is one of the best locations to start or expand and relocate a business. Our economic climate is competitive and energetic. Our cost of doing business is favorable and our geographic location is in the heart of the Midwest—and is only a few hours' drive to a dozen large metropolitan areas.

When it comes to doing business, there's more to Fort Wayne-Allen County:

Workforce:

  • We are known for being highly productive & loyal.
  • We are home to the 5th largest Public University in the state and have 6 in total.
  • In the 2009 Forbes "Best Places for Business and Careers" report, Fort Wayne was ranked 5th in cost of living and 12th in cost of doing business out of 200 Metropolitan areas.

Current Corporations headquartered in Allen County:

  • Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company
  • DeBrand Chocolatier
  • Do it Best
  • Home Reserve
  • K&K Insurance Group
  • Medical Protective
  • North American Van Lines (SIRVA)
  • OmniSource Corporation
  • Rea Magnet Wire
  • Scott's Food & Pharmacy
  • STAR Financial Group
  • Steel Dynamics
  • Sweetwater Sound
  • Triple Crown Services
  • Vera Bradley
  • WaterFurnace International

Strategic Location:

  • Allen County is the largest county in terms of land (660 Square Miles) with access to railways and major highways
  • Affordable real estate with same day access to Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville

Comprehensive Incentives:

  • Tax Incentives
  • Progressive tax reimbursement policies
  • Shovel ready sites
  • Dedicated resources to assist in your Permitting

 

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Requirements

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New structure      
Room addition to structure        
Interior remodel            
Roof over/tear off and reroof            
Re-siding              
Plumbing            
HVAC            
Electrical            
New wall construction, reconstruction, and/or drywall              
Replacement water heaters/furnaces/AC              
Sleeping room window replacement              
Foundation or other structural repair            
Attached decks or unattached decks/gazebos more than 30 inches above grade        
Irrigation system installation          
Flooring                
Painting/wallpaper                
Trim carpentry                
Cabinet installation/replacement                
Fixture replacement (electrical or plumbing in which pipes or wiring is not altered)                
Cosmetic repair/maintenance                
Concrete flatwork              
Sheds/outbuildings less than 200 SF  

AC

     
Sheds/outbuildings greater than 200 SF      
Window/door replacement (other than sleeping rooms) where no framing is altered                
Installing, repairing, altering septic system            
Swimming pool, above- and in-ground      
Open or screened-in porch        
Fence  

FW

           
Project on residential lot that disturbs 1 or more acres of land            
Project on residential lot that disturbs less than 1 acre of land            
Installation of utility services in the street right-of-way      

FW

 

AC

Installation of a new access point or the reconstruction of an existing access point to a public roadway      

FW

 

AC

Installation of public sidewalks      

FW

 

AC

Block a traffic lane along a major roadway or to close a roadway      

FW

     

AC

Installation of new overhead wires within the right of way      

FW

   

AC

Private facilities being installed within the street right-of-way      

FW

 

AC



Commercial and Industrial Projects

Type of Work or Project

Building Permits

Land Use Permits
or Requirements

Health Department
Permits

City Right-of-Way
Permits

Surveyor's Office
Permits

City Street Tree
Requirements

City Utilities

County Highway
Permits

Large residential projects (e.g., subdivision construction)      

FW

 
Non-residential projects with greater than 1 acre of disturbance      

FW

 
Non-residential projects with less than 1 acre of disturbance      

FW

 
Installation of utility services in the street right-of-way      

FW

 

AC

Installation of a new access point or the reconstruction of an existing access point to a public roadway    

FW

FW

AC

Installation of public sidewalks      

FW

FW

AC

Block a traffic lane along a major roadway or to close a roadway      

FW

     

AC

Installation of new overhead wires within the right of way      

FW

 

AC

Private facilities being installed within the street right-of-way      

FW

FW

AC

New construction of commercial or industrial building      

FW

 
Improvements to commercial or industrial building (e.g., changes to parking lot, landscaping, detention basins, etc.)      

FW

 

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