FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Cedric Walker is looking forward to two projects he and city leaders have been working on that would give a huge boost to southeast Fort Wayne.
"Those who live here can naturally grow their gifts and talents," says Walker.
It's a partnership with the Workforce Development and the 'Joshua Works' Initiative.
It advocates for minority, woman and veteran business owners for the Electric Works project, a project requiring tens of millions of dollars in city funding and opportunities for growth.
"Entrepreneurs will have a chance to find gifts and talents or get investors so we saw ourselves as a pipeline," says Walker.
Joshua Works is a product of the 'Joshua's Hand' organization.
The goal of the group is for prosperity heights, a community within the community of southeast Fort Wayne, that will allow business owners to set up shop and become successful.
It'll also bring affordable housing, restaurants, pharmacies and more to the area that Walker says needs it most.
"If we have homeowners they need to have good jobs," Walker said.