Economic Development in Dayton OH

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

Why politicians make lousy real estate developers and vice versa

Other peoples money. That’s the key to real estate, and especially real estate deals managed by those we elect who are supposed to be working in our best interest. We’ve see stupid deals in Dayton for a long time, and they seem to slide along into oblivion in the mind of the public. No one Read More

Involvement Advocacy, The Collaboratory, Peter Benkendorf, domain squatter/thief

I grew up in Cleveland Heights, a few blocks away from Peter Benkendorf. For two Heights High grads to end up living a few blocks away from each other in Dayton 45 years later, and both involved as community advocates, is kind of amazing. What’s not amazing, is that Peter has hijacked a community event Read More

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