MEDIA ALERT – NIIC and Electric Works partner to advance Entrepreneurship for ALL™

Tammy Allen, SR. Director | Marketing & Communications, NIIC, and Kate Virag, Vice President of Earned Media/Sr. Account Executive


FORT WAYNE, INDIANA, May 17, 2023 – On Tuesday, May 23, the NIIC (Northeast Indiana Innovation Center) and Electric Works will announce a partnership to advance NIIC’s Entrepreneurship for ALL™ Initiative. Members of the media are invited to attend this event from 9-10 a.m. at Electric Works.

Formal remarks will begin at 9 a.m., and interviews with key NIIC and Electric Works leaders will be offered following a short program. Event attendees will have the opportunity to tour the Carr Workplaces co-working space, where the NIIC’s satellite location is now housed. Additionally, attendees will be able to learn more about the unique, inclusive programming and business coaching that will be available at Electric Works through the NIIC to support entrepreneurs and build community.

Members of the media are encouraged to RSVP for this event by emailing kate@fai2.com. Parking is available in the Swinney Avenue lot and the Union Parking Garage. Parking in those locations is free for the first 2 hours. Click here to access a parking map of Electric Works.

When: 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23

Where: The Forum at Electric Works, 1690 Broadway, Bldg. 19, Fort Wayne, IN 46802


About Electric Works

Electric Works is a mixed-use district of innovation, energy and culture, developed as a public-private partnership between Ancora Partners and the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and the State of Indiana. A redevelopment and adaptive reuse of the former General Electric campus, the first phase of Electric Works includes more than 700,000 square feet of space and offers office, innovation, education, healthcare, retail, entertainment, and community uses to create new opportunities for inclusive economic growth. For more information, visit the Electric Works website at fortwayneelectricworks.com.

About the NIIC

About 20 years ago, NIIC was created to solve a problem. Aspiring innovators and entrepreneurs needed somewhere to go in Northeast Indiana to incubate their businesses. Visionary leaders imagined a place where innovation and economic development intersect for a COMMUNITY. Entrepreneurs and innovators have launched hundreds of new products and patents, created thousands of jobs, and infused hundreds of millions in grants and capital into our economy.

As a Venture Hub, NIIC pulls down barriers (geographic, racial, socio-economic, and interest-based), working with the regional Community of Communities to create an ecosystem of Entrepreneurship for ALL.™ NIIC’s focus is collaboration and maximizing the impact of regional partners.

The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA) recognized NIIC with the 2020 Dinah Adkins Award and the Entrepreneur Center of the Year: Mixed Use Award. NIIC’s WEOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) received top honors from the U.S. SBA as the 2023 Great Lakes Region Business Center of the Year and 2023 AND 2022 Indiana Women’s Business Center of Excellence.



Kate Virag                                            Tammy Allen

Ferguson                                             NIIC

(260) 414-2431                                  (260) 407-1731

kate@fai2.com                                  info@niic.net



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