Trade Zone

Marion wants to be included in Fort Wayne's foreign trade zone

Marion city officials want to put the city under the umbrella of Fort Wayne's foreign trade zone. Fort Wayne is about 45 miles away, but Marion Mayor Wayne Seybold says they're talking to several companies that could use the incentives of being in a foreign trade zone. The zones allow companies to defer or waive US customs fees and other expenses. Fort Wayne currently has four foreign trade zones, but has had difficulty attracting companies to them.