Downtown Dayton Plan

How does downtown Dayton hope to compete?

On Friday I went to the annual meeting of the extra-tax to save downtown organization- I mean the Downtown Dayton Partnership presentation of the update on the “Downtown Dayton Plan.” It seems the last year has been spent quietly raising $3.8 million for the paddle boat run- and not much else. Now, it’s up to Read More

After 1 year: Denver B-cycle bikes success

While Denver is still working out a few kinks with the touch screens- that weren’t as touch sensitive as they should be, and a bit of confusion with the rate system- the roll out of 500 bikes has made an impact: Word spread. People grasped the economic and environmental benefits. More and more red bikes Read More

The curtain is raised on the Downtown Dayton Plan

The video rocked. The presenters- not so much. I started a round of applause when Gene Krebs of Greater Ohio in his intro said “We don’t have too much economic development. We have too much economic development bureaucracy” – to a room filled with “economic development” types. The room was literally- standing room only- and Read More