Economic Development in Dayton OH

Can it still be called RTA if it doesn’t transport anyone?

How many quasi governmental organizations are there in Dayton that collect tax dollars, but voters have no control over who controls those dollars? The list is long- and wrong. Accountability at the ballot box is a basic premise of democracy. A quick list: Sinclair Community College, Metroparks, Dayton Metro Library, Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Read More

138 Million ways make Dayton better

In my June 20th post, I reviewed the sites of the 6 choices voters have for Dayton Mayor and Commission for an indication of what they would spend $138M windfall from the feds on. Their answers, with the exception of Turner Sloss’s were almost non-existent. To start, identify the problem: what strategic play should Dayton Read More

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

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