Economic Development in Dayton OH

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

Faulty Fairgrounds math

“Fairgrounds $15M purchase approved” is the headline on the front page of today’s Dayton Daily news. This is what we would now call “alternative facts,” or in the past- an “F” in math. No worries, because no matter how much you sell the Fairgrounds for to “Meds, Eds and Feds” you keep the most valuable Read More

Fairgrounds to Premier and UD- or how stupid is the public?

There are the Illuminati, the Tri-Lateral Commission and the Montgomery County Fair Board as three of the most misunderstood secret societies on the planet. And, then, there is the government intervention by the Monarchy of Montgomery County and their benefactors in the transfer of the Fairgrounds to the patron saints of politics in the county. Read More

Issue 9 already working to fill Nan’s hole

Yesterday, Dayton voters gave the city commission an extra .25% of their income- for the kids, for public services, for paving streets and of course, to fill Nan’s hole: The Dayton City Commission this morning approved spending $294,500 to finish demolishing and cleaning up the majority of the former downtown Dayton Daily News property in Read More

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