John Urbahns, president and CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., has been named a Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning 2020 Outstanding Alumni Award winner.
Urbahns is a respected community leader, trusted advisor and collaborator with a broad network of relationships, strong team building skills and expertise in management and economic development. His career has been dedicated to making our community a place that has remarkable opportunities for our next generation to prosper. He has been very involved in the redevelopment and development of Fort Wayne and Allen County for the last 20-plus years, starting in the City of Fort Wayne’s community development division. Urbahns has been involved in significant community planning processes and has led many of the major redevelopment efforts in the community. These efforts have resulted in 173 business expansions, more than 10,000 new jobs, more than $462 million in new annual payroll and more than $2.7 billion in private sector investment in Allen County since joining GFW Inc. in 2014.
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is the single point of contact for economic growth and business services in Fort Wayne – Allen County, Indiana. GFW Inc. focuses on supporting local business, attracting new business and improving our community’s quality of place to grow jobs, wages and the economy.
Address: 200 E. Main St., Suite 800 Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
Phone: (260) 420-6945