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The City of Fort Wayne’s Urban Enterprise Association (UEA) has hired Trois Hart as its new Director. Hart replaces Gina Kostoff who recently took a position with Indiana Michigan Power.

Hart joins the City of Fort Wayne with a career history in banking and most recently as the Associate Vice President of Marketing at the University of Saint Francis. She serves on multiple community boards including the Fort Wayne Downtown Development Trust and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. Hart reports to the UEA Board of Directors and to Cindy Joyner, director of Community Development.

“We’re happy to welcome Trois,” said Joyner. “She brings a wealth of experience in the financial services industry and in marketing to the Urban Enterprise Association and will help us continue the work of bringing more jobs and innovation to the heart of our city.”

The Fort Wayne UEA was established in 1984 in accordance with State statute and is a not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to provide economic and physical revitalization to the city’s urban core, as well as foster job creation within the heart of the community.

Hart will oversee the UEA, as well as the newly formed Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED), which was created by State statute last year. The SEED district is a five-year pilot program that offers business incentives to help spur innovation and commercial in-fill development in the urban core, as well as along several urban corridors such as South Calhoun, Broadway, Bluffton, Goshen, South Anthony and more. SEED will also focus on programming that supports entrepreneurship, innovation, technology development and small business development.