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When we say Dayton is the perfect place for your business to grow, don't just take our word for it - the business climate and community speaks for itself. Here's what news media, industry professionals and other reports had said about the Gem City:

  • Area Development Online: Ranked Ohio as a Top 10 state for doing business, and a Top 5 state for "Overall Infrastructure & Global Access".
  • fDi Intelligence: Ranked a Top 10 small city for “Business Friendliness” and a Top 10 “American City of the Future” as well as ranking second for foreign direct investment (FDI) strategy among small cities in North and South America.
  • Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council:  Ranked Ohio #1 in business tax structure in the Midwest, and Top 10 for the country.
  • Dayton Daily News: Described Dayton as a key supply chain hub, located within 500 miles of 60 percent of U.S. population, and 60 percent of Canada’s population. Over 154,000 motor vehicles pass through the I-70/ 75 corridor every day.
  • Forbes: Ranked the 4th highest concentration of engineers in the nation.
  • New York Times: Named Sinclair Community College “one of the best” community colleges in the nation.
  • BusinessWeek: Ranked Top 20 city for college graduates starting their careers.
  • U.S. News & World Report:  Ranked University of Dayton among the Top 100 schools in the country.
  • National Science Foundation: Ranked University of Dayton #1 in federally funded materials research.
  • National Association of Home Builders: Ranked #3 in the country for affordable housing
  • Forbes: Ranked America’s “Most Affordable City" and a Top 10 metro area for education.
  • National Parking Association: Ranked among the most affordable downtown parking in the country.
  • HealthGrades: Ranked #3 for hospital quality in the nation.

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To learn more about Dayton, contact us at (937) 333-3634 or check out this Visitor’s Guide for a closer look at the Dayton region.

City of Dayton
101 West Third Street #430 - PO Box 22
Dayton, Ohio 45401-0022
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