From time to time, Visit Fort Wayne has the great opportunity to gain a new perspective of Fort Wayne from younger generations. Recently, we had the chance to learn the various ways Fort Wayne is a great civilization from the 7th Grade class at Towles New Tech, thanks to their teacher Ms. McFarthing! The students were tasked with creating short videos that showcase what makes Fort Wayne a great civilization, and would convince others to visit Fort Wayne. ​

The top two videos are featured below, and provide a great local perspective on why visitors are interested in Fort Wayne! The videos also display the value of tourism to the community.

Video #1

Carson Dantzer, Mia Sartain & Ze Tun

Video #2

James Hagen, Sophia Shaw & Shawn Robbins

Value of Tourism

Tourism holds a large value in the Fort Wayne community! Fort Wayne and Allen County businesses welcome over 5.8 million visitors and $560 million in visitor spending annually!

Tourism promotion improves our quality of life, raises the profile of our city, and attracts business decision makers and organizations – all while fundamentally benefiting Fort Wayne’s economic development.
Thus these promotional videos display why Fort Wayne is great, but also how far Fort Wayne has come in improving our community and civilization.

We would like to thank the Towles New Tech students for taking such pride in their projects, although we could only choose two winners, all of the videos were great representations of all of the great cultural activities and attractions that visitors are enjoying. Congratulations to all the students for the hard work they put in to show us that Fort Wayne is a great civilization!

Great job!