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Dayton Development Coalition's November Updates

DDC Newsletter | November 30, 2018

The Ohio Defense Forum

The Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) hosted a state-wide third annual Ohio Defense Forum for local/state government officials, community leaders, and key stakeholders to build awareness and understanding of connecting Ohio's Defense Installations, communities and industries with the defense ecosystem. The Ohio Defense Forum wrapped up on October 17. More than 250 people attended a two-day event that featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, and working groups. 

Big Month for Wins in the Dayton Region!

DDC Newsletter | October 31, 2018

We have a straightforward mission at the Dayton Development Coalition: To recruit, expand and retain jobs in the Dayton Region. 

It's been a big month on the economic development front in the region! In partnership with JobsOhio and many of our local partners, over 1,700 jobs were committed, with an investment of more than $300 million on new facilities and expansion projects. The Dayton Region continues to grow!

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.

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