FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Up to 100 new jobs are coming to Allen County by the end of 2022 as a longstanding insurance company expands its headquarters.
Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company announced it is expanding its Fort Wayne headquarters Friday. Representatives from the company say it is growing due to its recent expansion of services and increased national customer need.
As a part of the expansion, Brotherhood Mutual will invest $25.5 million to add 88,000 square feet of meeting and office space to its existing facility at 6400 Brotherhood Way. The additional office space will allow Brotherhood Mutual to add as many as 300 new employees in the future, while the new auditorium space will be used for weekly chapel services and employee training sessions.
“We’re blessed to continue our growth here in Fort Wayne,” said Mark Robison, chairman and president of Brotherhood Mutual. “As we look to the future, we will continue our goal of helping ministries thrive. Our customers trust us to provide innovative insurance coverage and risk management resources, specifically designed to help them operate safely and effectively every day. This project will allow us to serve more ministries while providing the excellent customer service they deserve.”
Brotherhood Mutual was founded in Allen County in 1917. It serves more than 60,000 ministries in 47 states and the District of Columbia. The company also insures mission travel, extending services around the globe.
The IEDC offered Brotherhood Mutual up to $925,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. The tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Northeast Indiana Works will provide hiring and training assistance. Fort Wayne City Council will consider additional incentives.
Construction is slated to begin next month and expected to be complete by September 2020.