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Innovating Our Future
Unmanned Aerial Systems
Honoring Our History
Wright “B” Flyer
Tech Town
Smart Office Building for Lease
$51 Million Research & Development Center
Dayton Panorama at Night
By Kendall Draeger
Dayton is best known for the Wright Brothers and the world's first cash register.   Today, our community is driven by aerospace technology, advanced manufacturing, abundant natural resources, a rich cultural heritage, and a quality of life that rivals any city in the country.

The City of Dayton Office of Economic Development is dedicated to helping your business thrive in Ohio, no matter what industry inspires you to achieve your dreams.  We invite you to explore our new website and then contact us to find out how our team can help your company grow. 

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News & Events:
Aerospace Hub Earns Global Recognition
fDi Intelligence, an international journal of economic development and
public affairs published by the Financial Times Group, has ranked
Dayton’s Ohio Aerospace Hub website among the world’s top
economic development websites for 2012.

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Businesses Participate in Green Challenge
The Dayton Regional Green 3 (DRG3) initiative has announced the
Green500 Challenge, with a goal of enrolling 500 local businesses and
organizations in the Green Business Certification Program. Read Full Article
Dayton region ranks No. 1 in country for corporate expansions

A national spotlight on local economic development work is expected to help lure even more companies, and jobs, to the area.

Site Selection magazine is set this week to announce the Dayton region was ranked as the No. 1 market in the country — in areas with 200,000 to 1 mil... Read Full Article

City Launches New Job Growth Tool
The City of Dayton Office of Economic Development has launched a new website designed to help businesses find property and information for growth and relocation. Read Full Article
City Awards "DEAP" Grants to Growing Businesses
The City of Dayton will issue grants to seven Dayton businesses creating new jobs and participating in the City's DEAP economic development initiative. Read Full Article
Downtown Housing Developments Move Forward
Two proposed downtown housing developments are closer to construction following action by the City Commission at its July 10 meeting. Read Full Article
Hospital Moves IT Division to Tech Town
Dayton Children's Hospital has executed a lease for 13,880 s.f. at Tech Town, located on Monument Avenue in downtown Dayton.   Read Full Article
2013: City Efforts Support Nearly 1,400 Jobs, $81M in Projects
Economic development programs managed by the City of Dayton supported the retention of 815 jobs and pledges for 583 new jobs in 2013. Read Full Article
Engineering Firm Locates Offices, Lab in Downtown Dayton
Barr & Prevost, a Columbus-based engineering firm, has opened a Dayton office at 531 E. Third St., in the Webster Station business district downtown. Read Full Article
PNC Bank Signs as Water Street Anchor Tenant
PNC Bank has signed as the anchor tenant of the office building to be built as part of the Water Street District development for the downtown Dayton riverfront. Read Full Article
Manufacturer to Expand, Add 80 Jobs
Dayton Molded Urethanes is expanding and hoping to almost double its workforce, with the potential to increase from 90 employees to 170. Read Full Article
Emerson to Build Tech Center in Dayton
Emerson Climate Technologies—a heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration technology company—will be building a 40,000 sq. ft., $35 million global innovation center on the University of Dayton’s campus. Read Full Article
Dinsmore & Shohl Commits to Downtown
Dinsmore & Shohl will combine its two Dayton offices into one 34,000 sq. ft. location in the Fifth Third Center Building. Read Full Article
Elizabeth Place Plans Campus Upgrades
Elizabeth Place is planning a $2.8 million upgrade of both the interior and the exterior of the buildings on its campus. Read Full Article
Ohio to Continue Worker Training Funding
The application is now open for Dayton business to apply for state worker training funding. Read Full Article
Manufacturing Rebound Continues with Technology Show
The Dayton Regional Manufacturers Association held the 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show on October 22-23. Read Full Article
Mahle Behr Dayton to Receive Ohio Safety Grant
Mahle Behr Dayton LLC has received a grant from the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation to buy new safety equipment. Read Full Article
Success Stories:
GE Aviation
GE Aviation is developing a $51 Million research center in dayton
10/10/12 - GE Aviation plans to build a new Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center (EPISCENTER) on about eight acres on the University of Dayton's campus on River Park Drive. "This is the bold kind of economic development initiative that this region and our state need," University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran said to a large crowd assembled. Learn More
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