Our Progress
Big Picture Indicators of Success By 2025

In order for us to foster a vibrant economy and promote prosperity, Forward Wayne County is focused on providing support and resources for key strategic pillars, Our People and Our Community.  We believe the initiatives, programs and projects that fall into these 2 pillars will significantly impact Wayne County’s big picture goals.

Big Picture Indicators of Success by 2025 graph

Forward Wayne County initiative was created to measurably improve Wayne County’s future economic stability through data driven collective efforts. This page provides you with indicators on our county’s progress.

The 2 key pillars have 4 key strategic priorities:

Below you will see the big picture indicators that we measure our success against.  With this information, our community can decide priorities, shape and pursue effective policies, and seek external funding opportunities. They can also use the data to drive business and organizational decisions, as well as to build collaboration and partnerships that will result in meaningful change.

Focusing On Our Population

To increase our county’s population over the next 25 years we are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our residents and future residents by:

  • Creating projects and programs that make Wayne County a great place to live, work, and play
  • Focusing on enhancing our county’s neighborhoods, cities and towns
  • Continuing to incorporate arts and culture into the every day lives our residents
  • Promoting and supporting Health and Wellness efforts
  • Ensuring parents have access to quality preschools and daycares
  • Helping our residents reach their definition of career success
Chart Focusing on Our Population

Focusing On Personal Income

Forward Wayne County supports many efforts to help increase the per capita personal income of our residents by supporting projects, initiatives, programs and access to resources aimed at increasing income of our residents.  These include a focus on:

  • Technical training
  • Soft skills development
  • Encouraging entrepreneurship
  • Helping our residents access education like certificates, degrees and more each their definition of career success
Median Household Income graph
Visit www.census.gov or click Wayne County or Indiana for more information.

Focused on Percent Living in Poverty

Forward Wayne County believes in supporting initiatives aimed at decreasing the number of our community residents living in poverty. We do this by:

  • Collaborating with organizations that are focused on helping our residents reach their career goals
  • Supporting organizations that are providing support and opportunities for our residents to further their education or exploring ways to upskill
Focused on Percent Living in Poverty

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