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Regional Business Development

Strategically located at the Crossroads of America, the Dayton Region is the ideal place to start, relocate, or grow a business. From affordable space, to competitive tax incentives, to a skilled and ready workforce, the Dayton Region is uniquely poised to support business interests across diverse industries.

JobsOhio Western Region, an initiative of the Dayton Development Coalition, provides targeted assistance to businesses of all sizes that want to benefit from the region’s many assets. We help you tap into the incentives and advantages that make Ohio one of the top business-friendly states in the nation.

The Dayton Development Coalition offers personalized assistance to businesses exploring opportunities in the Dayton Region. Our professional team can coordinate every element of your search, from finding the right location to sourcing competitive initiatives and tax incentives. The DDC’s JobsOhio Western Region team specializes in assisting businesses with state-sponsored loan and grant programs.

The network we foster with local, state, and federal officials, as well as other businesses, enable us to make new connections for our partner businesses. By tapping into our vast network of economic development partners, we help businesses find and compare different sites that best fit their immediate and long-term needs in terms of space, infrastructure, visibility, expansion potential, market reach, and more.

Learn how the Dayton Region’s reduced operating costs, competitive wages, access to markets, and talented workforce can benefit your business and how we can help lay the groundwork for success.

The Dayton Region's Advantage
  • Outside Magazine named Dayton “Best Rebirth of the American Dream.”
  • Top 10 for 12 straight years in Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup
  • One of five affordable cities for engineers and recent grads to find jobs
  • One of 17 communities nationwide designated today as a Talent Hub by the Lumina Foundation for its collaborative efforts to increase college access and attainment as a way of “attracting, retaining, and cultivating talent.”
  • One of only 11 of the top 100 metro areas achieving “inclusive growth,” measured by improving the employment rate, median earnings, and relative poverty, according to the Brookings Institute. 
  • The City of Dayton became Welcome America’s first official “Welcoming City,” understanding the value of inclusivity and the import role immigrants play in our region’s growth.
Forbes Magazine
  • A top 10 city for engineering jobs
  • Fourth largest concentration of engineers per capita
  • A top 10 STEM Community
Business Facilities Magazine
  • Fifth among STEM leaders
  • Third in the US for STEM job growth
Ohio's Pro-business Tax Climate
  • No corporate profits or income tax
  • No tangible personal property tax
  • No inventory tax
  • No tax on products sold outside of Ohio
  • No tax on machinery and equipment investments
  • No tax on R&D investments
  • No tax on first $1 million in taxable gross receipts
  • Single, Low-Rate Business Tax
  • Ohio has only one state business tax – The Commercial Activity Tax (0.26%)
  • Outside Magazine named Dayton “Best Rebirth of the American Dream.”
  • Top 10 for 12 straight years in Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup
  • One of five affordable cities for engineers and recent grads to find jobs
  • One of 17 communities nationwide designated today as a Talent Hub by the Lumina Foundation for its collaborative efforts to increase college access and attainment as a way of “attracting, retaining, and cultivating talent.”
  • One of only 11 of the top 100 metro areas achieving “inclusive growth,” measured by improving the employment rate, median earnings, and relative poverty, according to the Brookings Institute. 
  • The City of Dayton became Welcome America’s first official “Welcoming City,” understanding the value of inclusivity and the import role immigrants play in our region’s growth.
  • A top 10 city for engineering jobs
  • Fourth largest concentration of engineers per capita
  • A top 10 STEM Community
  • Fifth among STEM leaders
  • Third in the US for STEM job growth
  • No corporate profits or income tax
  • No tangible personal property tax
  • No inventory tax
  • No tax on products sold outside of Ohio
  • No tax on machinery and equipment investments
  • No tax on R&D investments
  • No tax on first $1 million in taxable gross receipts
  • Single, Low-Rate Business Tax
  • Ohio has only one state business tax – The Commercial Activity Tax (0.26%)

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