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Dayton Patented

Cost of Doing Business


Ohio’s tax reform makes doing business affordable. Our favorable tax climate has earned Dayton a reputation as one of the most cost effective places to build, grow or relocate! These are a few reasons why:

  • Zero corporate income tax
  • Zero property tax on business iventory, machinery and equipment 
  • Below average land and building costs
  • Incentives and grants
  • State-supported workforce development training


Compare our costs with our competitors:
 

Electricity US AL CA FL GA MI NY PA WI OH
Residential (cents/kWh) 12.17 11.61 16.63 11.56 11.98 14.54 18.24 12.74 13.58 12.03
Commercial (cents/kWh) 10.43 10.78 15.79 9.63 9.54 11.07 15.33 9.27 10.83 9.38
Industrial (cents/kWh) 7.11 6.83 12.02 8.17 6.35 7.98 7.39 7.35 7.8 6.36


Major occupational group Mean hourly wage
United States Dayton Percent difference
Total, all occupations $21.74 $20.74 -5
Management $51.64 $48.13 -7
Business and financial operations $33.05 $32.06 -3
Computer and mathematical $37.85 $34.50 -9
Architecture and engineering $37.08 $38.86 5
Life, physical, and social science $32.44 $34.66 7
Community and social services $21.07 $21.19 1
Legal $47.30 $38.50 -19
Education, training, and library $24.46 $23.91 -2
Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media $25.89 $22.24 -14
Healthcare practitioner and technical $34.97 $33.83 -3
Healthcare support $13.16 $12.47 -5
Protective service $20.54 $20.14 -2
Food preparation and serving related $10.30 $9.62 -7
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance $12.29 $12.04 -2
Personal care and service $11.84 $11.30 -5
Sales and related $18.04 $15.57 -14
Office and administrative support $16.40 $15.69 -4
Farming, fishing, and forestry $11.68 $12.20 4
Construction and extraction $21.46 $20.65 -4
Installation, maintenance, and repair $20.86 $19.17 -8
Production $16.45 $16.97 3
Transportation and material moving $15.96 $14.56 -9

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