Welcome to Electric Works

Housed in the historic General Electric campus, today Electric Works is a lively collection of offices, restaurants, markets, and business innovation centers — bringing light and life to the Broadway corridor, just a few blocks from downtown Fort Wayne.

people at Union Street Market

Union Street Market

A Dining Destination

Fort Wayne is already known for its shopping areas and food destinations, and Union Street Market brings even more opportunities to enjoy.

At Union Street Market, you can choose from a world-class array of food options. From Barbeque to Korean, a visit to Union Street Market offers a trip around the culinary world in one easily accessible location. The market consists of the East and West Hall, with the Arcade filled with public art in the middle. Each hall contains an array of vendors of different foods and unique local shops. Browse for lunch or dinner, pick up a few gifts, and have a seat in the Arcade to enjoy a coffee. There are also lively libations available for the 21 and over crowd. 

Farmers Markets

The Ft. Wayne Farmer’s Market is sets up in Electric Works' Dynamo Alley every Saturday in the summer from 9 am – 1 pm and on Wednesdays 4-7 pm.

For other special events, check out the Events Calendar.

The Broadway Corridor

The Electric Works campus is located on downtown’s Broadway corridor, just a few blocks from Parkview Field. The Broadway corridor is home to an eclectic mix of shops, nightlife, murals and dining options that make the journey part of the fun!

Getting There

Electric Works has a paid lot and parking garage, with limited street parking available. 

The first two hours of parking are free in the Union Garage and Swinney Lot, with limited fees after two hours.

For more information, see the parking page below or click to view map in a new window.

Visitors to Electric Works have several other parking options, including:

  • The Union Parking Garage has approximately 300 spaces where visitors to Electric Works can park for free. After two hours an hourly fee will apply. Enter the garage from Broadway, just north of the railroad bridge. View Map
  • Swinney Avenue Lot – Visitor Lot adjacent to AMP Lab High School on Swinney Avenue between Broadway and College. View Map
  • Public Lot – Parking lot on the east side of McCulloch Park. Enter Lindley Avenue from Taylor Street or Parkview Avenue from Broadway. View Map
  • Wall Street Lot – West Parking Lots on Wall Street, west of College Street. View Map



More About Electric Works

History of Electric Works

The Electric Works campus first became a center of industrial innovation in 1883. Early entrepreneurs were experimenting with electricity when the Fort Wayne Jenney Electric Light Company was founded by visionary Ranald T. McDonald and inventor James Jenney. Around the turn of the century, Thomas Edison’s fledgling General Electric Co. acquired the business and got busy. At its peak in 1944, the height of WWII, GE employed about a third of Fort Wayne’s workforce. For more than eight decades, the campus churned out electric motors, electrical transformers, and more electronic wonders.

Today, the innovation continues, with Amp Lab, Carr Workspaces, and the headquarters of Do It Best.

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