Economic Development in Dayton OH

Will “American Factory” put Dayton back in the news?

Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar are the real deal when it comes to making documentaries. They are one of Dayton Ohio’s true gems. Thoughtful, inquisitive and deliberate, they approach their stories with a very cool journalists eye. While their movies don’t enjoy great box office success (very few documentaries do) the stories they tell are Read More

The bullet list

Some of you are wondering, why hasn’t Esrati been posting as often? The answer is, I’ve been really busy. Feb 1, 2019, after a two week hospital ordeal, my mom passed. Then I decided to run for Dayton City Commission against the weak seat incumbents (not running with the mayor makes these the ignored ones), Read More

JP Nauseef to head Jobs Ohio?

Reliable sources have told Esrati.com that JP Nauseef, former head of the Dayton Development Coalition is in the running to be the next President of JobsOhio, the state jobs and economic development arm. The organization works to help companies do site selection, crafts incentives and markets Ohio to the world as a good place to Read More

The size of the pie. Winners and losers

Last nights post had some interesting offline feedback. The most insightful came from a friend who used to work in the “economic development” field in the region- who left about 5 years ago. He’s now working in the Research Triangle (and not for LexisNexis) and says they don’t have the unbelievable asset of Wright Patt- Read More

Get tax credits, building burns weeks later

update 2 July 2:30 pm – edits in italics and strikethroughs. The headline is wrong. Mea culpa- The building that burned was 101 Bainbridge, not 15 McDonough. The property is owned by the City of Dayton- and is adjacent to Garden Station- which was handed over to Weyland Ventures for nothing. The building that got Read More

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