City Hires Firm To Help Convince Navistar To Stay In The Summit City

By Scott Sarvay

June 29, 2010 Updated Jun 29, 2010 at 5:32 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - City leaders are trying new avenues to keep more than a thousand jobs from leaving Fort Wayne.

In a news conference late Tuesday afternoon Mayor Tom Henry announced the city will begin working with a nationally-known site selection firm to help convince Navistar officials Fort Wayne is a good place to call home.

Strategic development group, incorporated will assist the Fort Wayne - Allen County Economic Development Alliance through the process as Navistar evaluates multiple sites for a new corporate headquarters.

We first reported almost a month ago Navistar officials have abandoned plans to locate in Lisle, Illinois.

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