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The Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED) is a division of Community & Economic Development with the City of Fort Wayne. SEED promotes entrepreneurial initiatives focusing on community, economic, and neighborhood development, with a focal point on the district’s approximately seven (7) square miles. SEED boundaries include the major commercial corridors within the city and are represented in all four (4) quadrants, however, the district is primarily in the southeast quadrant of Fort Wayne. (link to map)

SEED supports entrepreneurs and business development:

Tax Incentives:  SEED businesses may be eligible for a 10-year, 100 % tax abatement on the increased assessed value of Real Estate and Personal Property. The available manufacturing incentives include investments in innovation, technology, and logistics. (SEED Map).

Enterprise Center: Office and manufacturing space available at 1830 Wayne Trace Fort Wayne, IN 46803.

Build Institute: 9-week instructor-led cohort; entrepreneur education, business planning, and mentoring. 

SEED Business Grant: Funding Opportunities.

Commercial Façade Grant: Funding Opportunities. 

FuseNEI.com: Networking and Resource Connection.

SEED is dedicated to economic prosperity through equitable business growth and stable jobs for our community.