We are working to grow the Dayton Region
The Dayton Development Coalition is focused solely on growing the 14-county Dayton region—one of the most livable regions in America. We bolster job creation and prosperity by supporting entrepreneurial activity, retaining and attracting businesses, and advocating for and promoting the region’s assets at the local, state and national levels.
In short, we open doors for businesses that are interested in locating to or expanding within our region. We connect entrepreneurs who have a bold vision for growth with the resources to take them to the next level. And we collaborate with our state and federal elected leaders to advance the economic priorities of our region. We are striving to raise the region’s national profile, to the benefit of our investors and the area’s residents.
The mission of the Dayton Development Coalition is to recruit, expand and retain jobs in the Dayton region.
The Dayton Development Coalition is a public/private partnership. Our investors include private sector organizations and local municipalities. Together, we are investing in economic development to make our region one of the country’s top destinations to start or grow a business.
From the beginning, the Dayton Region has supported Fuyao and shared our excitement for the opportunity we saw here. We had a bold vision for Fuyao’s Moraine plant, and Governor Kasich, JobsOhio and Kristi Tanner, the DDC, the City of Moraine, and Montgomery County have worked together over the last two years to help Fuyao make that vision a reality.
Great American Defense Community
Presented by: Association of Defense Communities
Third Place, Governor’s Cup, Tier Two Metros
SITE Selection Magazine
2015 Community Excellence Award
Association of Defense Communities
Best Place for Vets to Live – Beavercreek
Best Air Force Base – WPAFB
Air Force Times
Runner Up for Best Project – Fuyao
OEDA Exellence Awards
The DDC is led by a dedicated staff of economic developers who share an entrepreneurial spirit and a bold, strategic vision for bolstering growth in the Dayton Region.
Manager, Special Events
Director, Defense Programs
VP, Accelerant Venture Capital Fund
VP, Federal Gov. Programs
President & CEO
VP, Aerospace Programs
Director, Strategic Communications
Executive Assistant to the President
Executive Assistant/Office Administrator
EVP, Aerospace & Defense
Government Relations Specialist
Board of Trustees
Our Board of Trustees draws from the region’s top leaders in the business community and education to guide economic development that benefits our region today and long into the future.
Dr. Jo Alice Blondin
President, Clark State Community College
President, Electrical Power Systems, GE Aviation
President & CEO, Premier Health
President, Peerless Technologies Corporation
Dayton City Executive and Commercial Bank Team Lead, Fifth Third Bank
Dr. Anne Eiting Klamar
Chair, Midmark Corporation
President & CEO, Dayton Children’s Hospital
Managing Director, JobsOhio
Founder & President, Grunder Landscaping Co.
Dr. Cynthia Jackson-Hammond
President, Central State University
President, Fuyao Glass America, Inc.
Vice President, Legal-Research Solutions, Lexis Nexis
CEO, Kettering Health Network
J. Thomas (Tom) Maultsby
President & CEO, United Way of Greater Dayton Area
CEO, McGohan Brabender
CEO & Managing Partner, ThinkPatented
Regional President, The PNC Financial Services Group
President & CEO, CareSource
Vice President/General Manager, Mark Fornes Realty
President & CEO, DPL, Inc.
President of Refrigeration, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions
Market Vice President, Cox Media Group Ohio
President, Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio
Partner, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer LPA
Dr. Eric Spina
President, University of Dayton
Vice President of Commercial Services, Speedway LLC
President, SelectTech Services Corporation
Founder/President/CEO, CDO Technologies
Non-Trustee Executive Committee Members
President & CEO, Dayton Development Coalition
Dr. Steven Lee Johnson
President, Sinclair Community College
Executive Director, The Turner Foundation