Economic Development

Economic growth and development in Northeast Indiana is critical for the business success of REALTORS® and the community at large. That’s why UPSTAR is intentional about supporting legislation and initiatives that help foster a climate for economic growth in the region. Here are some of the organizations/initiatives UPSTAR supports.

Economic Development Partnerships and Initiatives

Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

UPSTAR provides support to Greater Fort Wayne Inc. (GFW) as a part of the association’s strategic objectives. GFW, the new organization, created from the merger of the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and the Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance, represents a strong metro center that is a leader in its ten-county region. GFW Inc. serves as a single point of contact for economic growth in greater Fort Wayne and complements and supports broader, regional efforts. Visit GFW Website for more information.

Corporate Attraction Video: “Northeast Indiana: A Great Place to Make a Living, A Great Place to Live

GFW Inc. (formerly The Alliance) and UPSTAR partnered to produce the first in a series of corporate attraction videos designed to showcase the benefits of living and working in Allen County and Northeast Indiana. The first video highlights the region’s quality of life and housing. It will be used as a visual aid during presentations to companies and corporate executives considering relocation to Northeast Indiana. For more information about the partnership, see the full news release.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

UPSTAR also provides support to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEIRP), The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is an economic development organization dedicated to attracting new business investment to a 10-county region. Supported by key public and private partners, NEIRP serves as a single point of contact for businesses looking at the region for potential investment. For more information about NEIRP, visit the company website.