Regional Advocacy

Raising the region’s profile with our elected leaders

The Dayton Development Coalition is one of the most active advocates for our region at the state and federal levels. We maintain a full-time office in the Washington area and forge close ties with elected leaders and their staffs, all with the aim of showing support for our federal facilities and promoting job growth throughout the region.

We are also positioned to assist local businesses with formulating government policies, securing government assistance, and fielding government-related questions. By serving as a liaison between our stakeholders and the government, we give voice to the needs and values of the region.

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With over 140 civic leaders in attendance in 2015, the Dayton Region has one of the nation’s largest and oldest on-going, community-wide programs to Washington, D.C.

An Invested Region

Few regions in the country are as dependent on Washington for jobs as the Dayton region.

One out of every 11 Jobs

in the Dayton metropolitan area is a federal civilian, military, or ontractor position.

Wright Patterson Air Force Base

is the Region’s top employer, with more workers than the second, third, and fourth employers combined.

More than 30,000 Jobs

in the Dayton region are located on 3 federal facilities: WPAFB, Dayton VA Medical Center, and the Springfield Air National Guard Base

Recent Awards

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2015 Community Excellence Award

Presented by:
Association of Defense Communities

2015

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National

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Nonprofit of the Year

Presented by:
Dayton Business Journal

2013

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Local

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Regional Leader of the Year

Presented by:
Dayton Business Journal

2013

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Local

Putting Strength Behind our Voice

Every spring the Dayton Development Coalition organizes the Community Leader Fly-In to reinforce our region’s connections with our elected leaders and senior government officials.

We bring business, civic, government, and educational leaders to Washington, D.C., to meet with senior government officials and members of our House and Senate Congressional delegation. The three-day event facilitates conversation about our regional priorities and demonstrates our support for our federal installations. We also use the Fly-In to formally deliver our local funding priorities, selected through our Priority Development and Advocacy Committee (PDAC) process.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner addresses the group of participants at the Congressional Reception for the 2015 Fly In.

Advancing regional needs to the highest levels

The Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee (PDAC) was established as a committee of the Dayton Development Coalition to assist in establishing regional priorities for funding public projects that benefit the economic development, health, education or quality of life in the region. The PDAC process involves coordination by representatives from the Dayton region’s business community, local government, education and civic organizations.