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Innovating Our Future
Unmanned Aerial Systems
Honoring Our History
Wright “B” Flyer
Tech Town
Smart Office Building for Lease
GE EPISCENTER
$51 Million Research & Development Center
Dayton Panorama at Night
By Kendall Draeger
WELCOME TO DAYTON
OHIO'S INNOVATION CENTER
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:
City Launches New Job Growth Tool
4/29/2013
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
Downtown Housing Developments Move Forward
7/11/2013
Two proposed downtown housing developments are closer to construction following action by the City Commission at its July 10 meeting. Read Full Article
PNC Bank Signs as Water Street Anchor Tenant
1/31/2014
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
Dayton region ranks No. 1 in country for corporate expansions
2/28/2013

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

Hospital Moves IT Division to Tech Town
12/4/2013
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
1/24/2014
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
1/30/2014
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
Businesses Participate in Green Challenge
1/18/2013
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
City Awards "DEAP" Grants to Growing Businesses
6/24/2013
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
Aerospace Hub Earns Global Recognition
12/28/2012
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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Success Stories:
GE Aviation
GE Aviation is developing a $51 Million research center in dayton
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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