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Dayton Development Coalition Releases PDAC Community Project Prioritization Lists

DAYTON, Ohio – The Dayton Region Priority Development & Advocacy Committee (PDAC) has released its annual list of community-evaluated projects seeking funding.

Led by the Dayton Development Coalition with support from the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, the process sets regional priorities for community projects and allows the Dayton Region to speak with one voice when seeking governmental and other project support.

Looking Back at 2018

We have a simple, straightforward mission at the Dayton Development Coalition: To recruit, expand and retain jobs in the Dayton Region. When the year ends and we look back on our work, those three things show the growth of the region’s economic base. 

Federal Installations Have a $16.68 Billion Economic Impact on the Dayton Region, Generate 88,000 Jobs

DAYTON, Ohio –An economic impact analysis conducted for the Dayton Development Coalition by The Perduco Group found that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Springfield Air National Guard Base, and the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center have a combined economic impact of $16.68 billion on the 14-count

A Moment of Opportunity for Dayton

By Loren Thompson
Lexington Institute

When Dayton community leaders conducted their first fly-in to Washington in 1984, the U.S. military was engaged in what proved to be the last big modernization surge of Cold War years.

The Air Force was buying hundreds of new fighters each year, not to mention two different bombers.

Every facet of military spending was increasing, and by the end of the 1980s employment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base topped 30,000.

But then the Cold War ended.

Dayton’s Competitive Advantage

When Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast started talking about the Dayton Region at this year’s Fly‐In, it was hard to believe he had never been stationed at Wright‐Patterson Air Force Base. His vision for Dayton’s future combines the community’s past and present in an inspiring blueprint for the region’s success.

“You have a culture of knowledge, guarded in a patriot’s heart, that is like no other community in America,” Kwast said.

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