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WHAT IS FORWARD WAYNE COUNTY?

Forward Wayne County is a backbone organization that serves as a catalyst for change in Wayne County, Indiana. We are also a community development arm of the Wayne County Foundation.

Our role as backbone support is a critical condition for collective impact. In fact, the lack of a strong backbone is the number one reason that collective impact initiatives fail.

Our goal is to support a county-wide collective effort to attract, develop, and retain a highly competitive workforce to meet the current and future needs of our area businesses and industries.

Wondering what Collective Impact is?  Don’t worry, we wrote all about it in our article, Collective Impact for a Thriving Wayne County.

OUR IMPACT

Measuring what matters, this information helps decide priorities, shape and pursue effective policies, and seek external funding opportunities.

OUR PEOPLE

Improving the lives of our Wayne County residents through education and development.

OUR COMMUNITY

Improving our environment, neighborhoods, and the quality of life for our Wayne County residents.

OUR RESOURCES

Access useful guides, tools, and resources for service providers, community organizations, and partners.

On the Blog

Why Art Matters

Why Art Matters

Shaun Dingwerth, Executive Director of the Richmond Art Museum recently spoke at the Chamber’s State of the Community event on the arts. It was so good, we asked to reprint his thoughts as we discuss another of our focus areas (Arts and Culture) this month. He shares:...

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What’s going on Wayne County?

What’s going on Wayne County?

Occasionally someone will say something that stops you in your tracks. Sometimes it’s profound and sometimes it’s not. But it will get you thinking. And then you start talking about it with others. Eventually, you will get to “what’s going on?” I’ll tell you what...

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