The City of Dayton is committed to enhancing the business environment in Downtown Dayton, which represents the commercial core of our region. In the past 10 years, the City’s efforts have helped create public and private investments in the downtown area totaling over $627 million. It’s all part of a long-term renewal and reinvestment plan fueled by CitiPlan 20/20, Dayton’s economic development strategy.
Please click here to read the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan, and click here for the 2011 progress update.
Successes are seen in the emerging Tech Town campus, the new CareSource headquarters, RiverScape MetroPark, the Dayton Dragons at 5/3rd Field, and downtown housing such as the Cooper Lofts. Plus, big improvements are happening now and are planned for the near future in downtown area infrastructure— $68 million is being invested to improve streets, bridges, and other essential components to downtown businesses.
The City works closely with the Downtown Dayton Partnership and other downtown stakeholders to ensure that downtown continues to thrive. The Oregon Arts District and other key areas are all part of the live-work-play environment in Dayton.
Downtown Dayton: We Mean Business
If your company is interested in locating downtown, please contact us at (937) 333-3634 for information about available properties for sale or lease, as well as incentives and other assistance programs for your business.
For example, the Main Street Corridor Fund can provide special "gap financing" grants for developers investing in vintage downtown buildings on Main Street. The new Façade Grant program assists property owners who are improving the asthetics of Downtown Dayton. The Dayton Economic Attraction Program (DEAP) provides a "no-strings" cash grant to qualified businesses that move downtown and create at least 5 new jobs.
Downtown Dayton is also located within a HUB Zone, which provides a competitive advantage for companies seeking Federal contracting opportunities, including defense contracts. The travel time from Downtown Dayton to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is less than 10 minutes.
Dayton also has some of the most affordable downtown parking in the country, according to a study by the National Parking Association.
For more information about downtown, including maps and links to local businesses, visit the Downtown Dayton Partnership website or contact our Economic Development staff. Downtown Dayton is the region's destination of choice!
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