Manufacturing is deeply rooted in Fort Wayne’s economic history, dating to the earliest days of the city’s growth as an important trade stop along the Wabash and Erie Canal. Railroads, introduced shortly after the canal’s arrival, strengthened and eased travel from Fort Wayne to other booming industrial centers along the Great Lakes, such as Chicago, Detroit, and Cleveland.
As of 2011, Fort Wayne’s metropolitan area had the fastest job growth in the past year from among the nation’s 100 largest metro areas. Downtown Fort Wayne is home to hundreds of businesses. From retail opportunities to law firms and health care, downtown is home to some of the largest employers in Fort Wayne.
Here is a list of the largest employers in downtown Fort Wayne:
Lincoln Financial Group
1300 S Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
City of Fort Wayne
Citizens Square, 200 East Berry St., Suite 425, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Allen County Government
1 West Superior St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
St. Joe Hospital
700 Broadway, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Aunt Millie’s Bread
350 Pearl St Fort Wayne IN 46802