Regional Initiatives

Shared from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Vision 2030 Initiative

As we approach the year 2020, the time has come to recast Vision 2020 and set the vision for how Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne will continue to build our region over the next decade and beyond.

When the region started the process of building the region in 2010, we had more people than we had jobs; today, we have more jobs than we have people.

Skilled talent and population growth are the burning platform that demands urgency in response. Northeast Indiana must attract and retain talent to meet the needs of regional employers, while continuing to pursue new businesses to bring to the region.

Where Vision 2020 focused on creating a movement, Vision 2030 will focus on action.

By the year 2030, Northeast Indiana must:

  • Increase PCPI to 90 percent against the national average
  • Increase the population of Northeast Indiana to 1 million residents
  • Increase postsecondary education and credential attainment to more than 60 percent

Vision 2030 builds on the successes of its predecessor, yet streamlines some of the processes to encourage greater community engagement and more nimble pursuit of action.

Why are we doing this?

To keep our community thriving, we must take action now to increase population, encourage wage growth and ensure we are competitive in the global economy.

How are we doing this?

We’re asking business and community leaders to volunteer their time and expertise to serve on action-oriented committees focused on developing strategies and tactics to support three key issues affecting our region:

Learn more by visiting the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership website.