Big GE complex in Fort Wayne faces unclear future

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A sprawling complex in downtown Fort Wayne that once hummed with the noise of thousands of busy General Electric workers is facing an uncertain future.

By January, just 30 employees will remain at the General Electric complex that covers 1 million square feet of space and decades ago employed nearly 10,000 people.

The Journal Gazette reports that the complex is so large GE officials are assessing exactly what they have and what issues the aging buildings face.

Fort Wayne's director of Community Development, John Urbahns, says discussions about what will become of the complex will likely be aided by the fact the complex sits in the middle of an Urban Enterprise Zone. Such zones include many incentives for businesses that opt to locate there.

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