Events that took place in the Dayton Region have changed the world. From the Wright Brothers’ work developing powered flight, to Charles F. Kettering’s electric car starter, to John Patterson’s cash register, to the Air Force Research Labs developing the technology that would eventually become LexisNexis, the Dayton Region has been the home of some incredibly inventive and innovative minds – people who were not only curious but forward thinking and filled with a sense of purpose.
Though much of the Dayton Region’s history relates to innovation in industry, our roots in American culture are equally strong. The Dayton Region has built on its past experiences – its Native American roots, a stop on the underground railroad, the birthplace of one of America’s greatest poets, Paul Laurence Dunbar – to become the home of some of the best arts organizations in the country.
In all, the Dayton Region is an ideal place to grow ideas, grow businesses, and grow families – and our culture of innovation, perseverance, and strong community keep us focused on doing better and striving to make the world a better place.
To learn more about some of the Dayton Region’s rich heritage, see the resources to the right.