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Tech Town or TechShop?

It started as “tool town” – but got stuck in the muck for so long that we outsourced our whole tool and die industry to China. The next shot was “tech town” a government-sponsored subsidized office complex with better branding. It screwed local real estate owners by offering ridiculously low rents in a market that’s Read More

Half million in tax money to Teradata?

While the taxpayers of Montgomery County are being told to expect less in the way of services, are facing price hikes in fees and are watching public infrastructure budgets be cut, we’re still be asked to contribute half a million dollars to Teradata so they can walk out of one lease, leave an empty building Read More

Day old Dayton Daily News

In today’s Dayton Grassroots Daily Show,  we look back at yesterday’s Dayton Daily News. Greg Hunter and David Esrati discuss the hoopla surrounding the shifting of our economic foundations from private corporations to, well- the no-tax-base non-profits as we’re seeing with UD taking over NCR world HQ. Should we be overjoyed at the news that Read More

How do we make Dayton smarter?

This isn’t a post about education. It’s about access to the data infrastructure. My friend David E. Bowman tweeted about the “Long tail of City’s” where access to data was discussed. That took me over to the IBM smarter cities site where they have this synopsis: A city is not some abstract organizational entity, but Read More

DECA: part 2

The Dayton Early College Academy or DECA is an innovative high school that is taking at risk students and pushing them to complete a 2-year associates degree by the time they graduate high school. I’ve had students from the school intern at my business and have been a guest at the school several times. It’s Read More

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