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Oh lord. . .I sure hope Rhine Mclin is not attending this. No one will move :-(

 

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Local leaders plan BRAC open house in Texas

Staff Report

 

Thursday, January 24, 2008

 

DAYTON — Economic development officials anticipating the scheduled transfer of hundreds of jobs to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base by 2011 are working to encourage employees currently in those positions to relocate to the Dayton area.

 

The Dayton Development Coalition said Thursday it is planning a "Meet the Dayton Community" open house in San Antonio, Texas, on a date to be determined sometime late this summer...

 

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The new McCrory's building is an art deco gem! It really polished up nicely. The big story in this is Bob and Nancy Schiffler and how they are transforming downtown between Third and Fourth. Watch the news . . . the Arcade will soon be under development thanks to the Schifflers.

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Local environmental firm to expand, add 157 jobs

January 30, 2008 | DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

 

VANDALIA - Crown Solutions Inc. will add 157 jobs during the next three years and build a 30,000-square-foot addition. The Vandalia-based water management firm received a nearly $900,000 job creation tax credit from the Ohio Department of Development to help facilitate its growth.  The tax credit extends over a five-year period and the company is required to maintain operations at the project site for at least 10 years, according to Wednesday release from the state.

 

Crown will expand its current 67,000-square-foot facility in Vandalia and will create the new jobs over a three-year period. The company currently has 163 employees.  Jim Marten, principal and vice president of Crown, said the company is expanding because of a growth of opportunities following its acquisition.  Crown was bought by Paris, France-based environmental company, Veola Environment (NYSE: VE) in late 2006 and is known as Crown Solutions a Veola Business.

 

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Strickland plans to close local psychiatric hospital

 

By Laura A. Bischoff

Staff Writer

Thursday, January 31, 2008

 

COLUMBUS — Ohio will close psychiatric hospitals in Dayton and Cambridge by July 1 as part of a plan to cut $733 million from the state's two-year budget, Gov. Ted Strickland announced today...

 

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/01/31/ddn013108statebudgetweb.html

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I will try to grab some pics the next time I'm downtown. Here's a pic of the Kuhn's Building which is adjacent to McCrory's. This building is beautiful!

 

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Just when you thought it was safe to work downtown again...

 

Reynolds and Reynolds considers move

By Thomas Gnau

Staff Writer

Friday, February 01, 2008

 

KETTERING — Amid persistent local talk of Reynolds and Reynolds moving some 400 employees from its downtown Dayton location to its headquarters in the Miami Valley Research Park, a company spokesman said Friday that the idea has been "informally" discussed — but that's all.

 

"This is something we've discussed informally with groups of associates," said Thomas Schwartz, a spokesman for the software provider for automotive dealerships.

 

...

 

http://www.daytondailynews.com/b/content/oh/story/business/2008/02/01/ddn020108reynoldsweb.html

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Business manager revs up Worldwide Equipment in Dayton

 

By Thomas Gnau

Staff Writer

Sunday, February 03, 2008

 

HARRISON TWP, Montgomery County — Mike Arnold has a $90,000 electronic message board on what he calls "the busiest lanes in America."

 

That suits Arnold — business manager for Worldwide Equipment of Ohio's Dayton division — because he has a message.

 

"Out of all 19 (Worldwide Equipment) dealerships, we're the cherry," Arnold declared, widening his ever-present grin...

 

 

Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2390 or tgnau@DaytonDailyNews.com.

 

Worldwide Equipment of Ohio Dayton Division

 

Based: 5750 Poe Ave., Harrison Twp.

 

Products, services: Semi-truck dealership, repair, maintenance, parts.

 

Customers: Independent truckers, fleet owners.

 

Employees: 29 within the Dayton division, over 800 total for Worldwide Equipment.

 

Sales: $3.5 million from May-December 2007. (Worldwide Equipment bought Dayton Evans Mack in May 2007.)

 

Source: Mike Arnold, Dayton division manager

 

http://www.daytondailynews.com/b/content/oh/story/business/2008/02/03/ddn020308arnold.html

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Mods, there are several topics out there related to the Miamisburg Mound, could we merge them all under this thread? It would be helpful.

 

 

Turner says U.S. budget doesn't fund Mound landfill cleanup

 

By John Nolan

Staff Writer

Monday, February 04, 2008

 

President Bush's record $3.1 trillion budget proposed Monday doesn't appropriate money for continued cleanup of a landfill at the former Mound facility that once manufactured detonators for nuclear weapons, Rep. Mike Turner said.

 

Turner, R-Centerville, said that at least $7 million would be required to finish an environmental cleanup need identified when the government-funded work at Mound found contaminants in the former landfill. Much of the Mound site in Miamisburg has been cleaned up for use as an industrial park, and 14 companies have already commenced operations there...

 

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/02/04/ddn020508energy.html

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Interesting. I didn't think Dayton really had this much partnership going on to garnish such a reputation within the state government...

 

 

$5 million research partnership highlights Dayton's collaborative efforts

 

By Kevin Lamb

Staff Writer

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

 

RELATED:

Locals look to help sleep-deprived people

5 million research partnership highlights Dayton's collaborative efforts

 

KETTERING — The greater Dayton area is getting a new reputation within state government, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher said Tuesday.

 

"The region's known as the DC region," Fisher said. "Dayton Collaboration."

 

More below:

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/02/05/ddn020508sleepbiz.html

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Thanks, acetone, for the exterior pics. When Suny's opens, I'll try to get some interior pics. The art deco inside is amazing. It's a beautiful building. I'm anxious to see what they do to the upper floors.

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Dayton's salvation is and will be in its ability to collaborate and partner with like-minded groups. One of Dayton's historic problems was the image it was the big kahuna that ramroded its will in the region. That's changing. I think it'll eventually become a national model in showing how things get done through partnerships.

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Just a few before pictures for perspective....

 

The entrance to McCrory's from 4th Street  (not actually the McCrory's building, but still gives you a sense of how property had been cared for)

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Area outside McCrory's

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And in the Kuhns building, the existing glass atrium on Main Street will be removed and replaced with a two-story building front. That space, along with Suney's existing store in the corner of the building at Fourth and Main streets, will becomes offices for a law firm.

Atrium between Kuhns and McCrory's buildings

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Interior of McCrory's as seen from Main Street side

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The loss of that atrium seems to be somewhat unfortunate...as it looks like a kind of neat area.

 

 

The void has always looked terrible to me; making the street wall complete again would be a great improvement.

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I have nothing against the atrium, but it's kind of out of place with the rest of the neighborhood. According to Bob Schiffler, he plans to bring the building out to the street and give it an art deco design. Apparently, there's already a tenant signed up for it.

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I noticed the 4th street entrance has not been touched. Any word on if this will be remodeled as well?

Is the 4th Street entrance actually part of the Arcade?

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dfly, yes! the 4th st. entrance is directly accessible to the 4th st. entrance of the Arcade. But I'm not sure if Schiffler is planning to develop that part in the near future.

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Awesome!


"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Dayton region gets grants for science education

$600,000 will fund start-up of a science-focused high school on Wright State's campus.

 

By Scott Elliott

Staff Writer

Friday, February 15, 2008

 

DAYTON — The Dayton region got a big Valentine's Day kiss Thursday, Feb. 14, from the state that will bring nearly $2 million here for science education.

 

The crown jewel among four large grants was $600,000 to fund the start-up of a science-focused high school on the campus of Wright State University.

 

More below

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/02/14/ddn021508stem.html

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Good news for the area. 

 

UD's new masterplan calls for a special STEM school on their campus as well.  With Gov. Taft on UD's campus focusing on high school education, I have a feeling Dayton will have at least two in the coming years.

The STEM facility that's indicated on UD's master plan is not a high school, but rather an addition for UD's science, technology, engineering, and math programs.  Basically it would be an addition onto Wohlleben Hall/Science Center that would house space for the biosciences and bioengineering. 

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I forgot to say that both programs may be tied in to the same STEM initiative, but I'm not sure.

 

Either way, both programs should be beneficial to the Dayton region.

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The Dayton Business Journal had some rare good economic new, reporting on the results of an SBA study

 

FULL ARTICLE AT: Dayton a hotbed for high-growth firms

 

  The Dayton-Springfield area ranked fourth among medium-sized metro areas nationwide for its percentage of high-growth businesses, according to the federal government's in-house advocate for small business...

 

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The actual study, entitled "High Impact Firms: Gazelles Revisted"

can be downloaded at the SBA website.

 

Columbus (Franklin County) also ranked high, it seems.

 

 

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Is hospital construction boom good for area?

By Jim DeBrosse, Dayton Daily News, November 16, 2008

 

As regional director of community health for General Motors for 15 years, Sam Shallaby has seen hospitals in the Dayton area grow and prosper.

 

But he says the region's current billion-dollar hospital construction boom should worry local consumers and businesses who will end up footing the bill. "It has been quite staggering, and a lot of people in the community are really quite concerned."

 

Shallaby wonders why the building boom is necessary, especially in Montgomery County, where he says hospitals are operating at 50 to 60 percent of their bed capacity...

 

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/11/16/ddn111608hospitalsinside.html

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Hospitals keep building in hard times

By Jim DeBrosse, Dayton Daily News, November 16, 2008

 

DAYTON — The economy may be in the doldrums but at least one sector is flying high in the Dayton region: hospital construction.

 

All told, 22 projects totaling more than $1 billion were either completed in the last year or are in the works. They include two hospital replacements (Middletown and Springfield), one major modernization (Greenville), three major heart treatment centers (Dayton and Kettering) and 10 hospital satellite facilities aimed at competing for private pay patients in the suburbs.

 

Hospital officials say the boom is good news for consumers. The construction brings health care closer to where patients live, and core facility updates give Dayton area residents access to top-quality specialty treatment...

 

http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/11/16/ddn111608hospitalsa1.html

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I would hardly group Greenville, Middletown and Springfield as part of Dayton's hospitals. These are neccessary hospitals to support those specific communities. Also, any project that can create construction and medical jobs and provide better medical facilities for area residents are NOT wasted projects.

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Dayton ranked No. 1 by magazine

By William Hershey and John Nolan, Dayton Daily News, March 09, 2009

 

A magazine that is circulated to corporate site-selection executives singled out the Dayton region, Springfield and Ohio for recognition as welcoming locations for new commercial developments and expansions.  Site Selection magazine rated the Dayton region at the top of the evaluation's tier-two category, which examined metro areas with populations between 200,000 and 1 million.

 

Akron came in second and Toledo third, followed by the Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pa., area, and Des Moines, Iowa.  Ohio received its third consecutive Governor's Cup award, its fourth in six years of the magazine's competition, Site Selection announced on Monday, March 9.  Ohio had 503 projects compared with 497 for runner-up Texas, followed by Michigan (296), Pennsylvania (290) and North Carolina (245).

 

 

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Dayton, Ohio tops in nation for development

Dayton Business Journal, March 9, 2009

 

Dayton has been ranked No. 1 on a national list, and for once it’s a good thing.  Dayton has the most corporate facility projects underway for cities with a population between 200,000 and 1 million, according to Site Selection Magazine.  Springfield ranked second in the nation for cities with a population of less than 200,000.

 

The Conway Data New Plant Database, the tracking service of Site Selection Magazine, showed the Dayton area had 41 projects last year. Akron and Toledo were right behind, with 39 and 38 projects, respectively.  Those cities, along with Cincinnati, 124 projects; Columbus, 77 projects; Cleveland, 67; and Springfield, 10 projects, also helped Ohio win the Governor’s Cup Award for 2008.  The award goes to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities.

 

Site Selection is the oldest publication in the corporate real estate and economic development field.  The New Plant database focuses on new corporate location projects and does not track retail and government projects, or schools and hospitals.  To be included in the analyses, the facilities or expansions must meet one of three criteria including a capital investment of at least $1 million, the creation of at least 50 new jobs or the addition of at least 20,000 square feet.

 

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Lost amid all the discussion on NCR, another symbolic event...Dayton's tallest building is on its way to foreclosure.  Ironically the reciever CBRE, will also be marketing the former NCR headquarters

 

 

Owners Lose Control of the Kettering Tower

 

The Kettering Tower, downtown Dayton’s largest office building, was placed into receivership Thursday, as a part of a lawsuit to foreclose on the property.

 

 

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