Henry for Mayor campaign releases new ad: “Jobs”

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News release from then Henry for Mayor campaign:

Henry for Mayor campaign releases new ad: “Jobs”

Today, the Tom Henry for Mayor campaign released a new television ad, “Jobs.” The spot, which features local business owner Michael Ottenweller, highlights Mayor Henry’s bipartisan efforts to help businesses create jobs in Fort Wayne.

“Mayor Henry’s top priority is to get Fort Wayne working — which is why he brought Republicans and Democrats together to help businesses create jobs,” said Henry for Mayor campaign manager Justin Schall. “He streamlined the permitting process, cutting red tape so that local companies can do what they do best: create new jobs. Mayor Henry brought both sides together to do what’s right for Fort Wayne.”

The ad will begin airing on all major Fort Wayne stations starting today. Proof and transcript below, and available online here.




Michael Ottenweller:
“You know there’s no Democratic way or Republican way to create jobs.Tom Henry gets that.”
As a businessman, I
really appreciate that Tom Henry has brought together Republicans and Democrats
to cut red tape and to streamline city regulations.
“The $1.4 million question,” Journal Gazette, 5/16/11

Mayor Tom Henry and County Commissioner Nelson
Peters – with the support of a bipartisan city-county committee – last week
presented a plan to make it easier for developers and residents to get
necessary permits from local government to build and do business.


“Red tape slashed for developers,” Lanka, Journal
Gazette, 5/10/11

Fort Wayne and Allen County leaders hope a $1.4
million makeover will make it easier to do business with local government.

Commissioner Nelson Peters and Mayor Tom Henry on
Monday announced a series of initiatives they hope to implement to make the
permitting process easier for local, regional and national developers.

“We are dedicated to making it easier for companies
to thrive,” Henry said.

The announcement is the culmination of nearly a
year’s work by city and county officials who formed a committee to examine
concerns from business officials that the process was cumbersome. County
Councilman Roy Buskirk, R-at large, helped lead the group because he wanted
to make Fort Wayne and Allen County the best place to do business in the



“$1.4M from city, county to speed permits,” Leininger,
News-Sentinel, 5/9/11

More than one year of planning was expected to
culminate today with the announcement of a $1.4 million effort to make Fort
Wayne and Allen County governments more business-friendly…



That makes it easier to
attract new companies to Ft. Wayne and for existing businesses to create new


[On Screen] Baking Supply Company CK Products

















[On Screen] Orthopedic Maker Adding 60 Jobs










“Baking supply company CK Products expanding; addition of 40 jobs
in Fort Wayne is icing on the cake
” Caylor, News-Sentinel, 5/10/11


A growing company built on candy announced its
coming expansion during a meeting of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission
on Monday.

CK Products, now at 310 Racquet Drive, considered
sites in five northeast Indiana counties and chose to build at the corner of
Innovation Boulevard and Innovation Drive in the Summit II Industrial Park.
The move keeps 88 current jobs in Fort Wayne, and Vice President and General
Manager Steve Burdick said he expects the company will add 40 jobs in the
next few years.



“Orthopedic maker adding 60 jobs in
$2.78M expansion,” Leininger, News-Sentinel, 5/10/11


A Fort Wayne maker of orthopedic instruments and
implants is planning a $2.78 million expansion, creating 60 full-time jobs.

Nemcomed, founded in 1976, came to Fort Wayne in
2006 when it built a $10 million, 34,000-square-foot plant at 8727 Clinton
Park Drive. According to a resolution authorizing a tax abatement to be
introduced at City Council tonight, the company would build a
13,000-square-foot addition and purchase new manufacturing and computer
equipment, creating jobs with an annual average salary of $48,333 and a
combined annual payroll of $2.9 million.

Currently, the company employs 128 people with a
payroll of about $6.2 million.




I’ve voted for
Republicans and I’ve voted for Democrats but I’m a businessman first.
And in a very tough
economy Tom Henry is getting the job done.


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