Economic Development in Dayton OH

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

The Good Sam Scam Solution

Nan Whaley plays the victim, but never had a problem accepting money for her campaign from Premier employees. She never had a problem asking them to help pay to raise the city income tax either. And now, she wonders why they are going to close Good Sam, as they build out other beds in other Read More

What to do with the Fairgrounds?

There will be the first of the community input meetings tomorrow night on what to do with the Fairgrounds. It’s nice that Premier (Miami Valley Hospital) and the University of Dayton have decided to involve the community. They’ve hired a planning firm out of Columbus to help with the process. Of course, the last time Read More

Getting property taxation right

Are you your neighbors keeper? Every week I look at the listings of homes sold in Montgomery County and marvel, because only in Dayton can you buy a home for less than the price of a nice used car. This doesn’t happen in surrounding communities (other than the depressed ones- Jefferson, Trotwood) . Do you Read More

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