Case Studies and Testimonials
Montgomery County Community and Economic Development Services leverages our strategic partnerships in workforce, finance, education, infrastructure, and more to reduce risk and cost and increase speed to market for businesses. We are the direct source for applied regional resources to help businesses locate, grow, or expand in the area.
Category: Success Stories, Case Studies
Montgomery County is focused on helping local businesses expand, in addition to recruiting new corporations. We engage the business community, identify specific businesses’ needs, and assemble resources to achieve their goals. This success includes building incentive packages and workforce training solutions based on the number of jobs companies bring to Montgomery County or the overall investment they are planning.
As one of the largest online pet retailers, Chewy.com has been experiencing steady growth. They needed a new fulfillment and distribution center to house their more than 30,000 unique pet products. Because of joint efforts between local economic development organizations and Montgomery County, the company is now building a 690,000-square-foot facility next to the Dayton International Airport.
Once their facility has been built, they will employ 600 people. Gregg Walsh, Vice President of Fulfillment Center HR Operations for Chewy said, “We look forward to making a positive economic impact in the local community of Dayton with the creation of 600 new jobs. We are thrilled to extend Chewy’s fulfillment operations to Dayton, Ohio and appreciate the partnership with the city of Dayton, Montgomery County, Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio in the opening of our newest fulfillment center, our first in the state and eighth in the country.” To win the project, Chewy Inc. was offered a tax credit valued at $1.75 million.
Montgomery County Will Remain Competitive
Contact Montgomery County Development Services to discuss your expansion or relocation needs. We will review specific requirements and identify solutions, which may include grants and tax incentives for your business.
Category: Case Studies, Success Stories
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, OHIO, USA—THE OPTIMAL LOCATION FOR MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES.
NuVasive Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), a leading medical, spine technology device company (#3 in a $9 billion industry) needed 300 full-time, qualified, high-tech employees including engineers, skilled machinists, process development and validation specialists at its new facility near Dayton, Ohio in Montgomery County.
Local schools, colleges, municipalities, and economic development organizations leapt into action to help recruit, train, and retain a qualified workforce for NuVasive. Team members included Montgomery County Economic Development Services, the Dayton Development Coalition, Sinclair and Clark State community colleges, JobsOhio Centers in Montgomery and Green counties, Miami Valley Career Technology Center and the career center offices of the University of Dayton and Wright State University.
Just like Yaskawa Motoman, Spectrum Brands, and other fine companies, Montgomery County’s coordinated economic development engine supported Nuvasive with customized tools including Research, Workforce Analytics, Recruitment and Training Support along with Competitive Incentives to help create a specialized, skilled workforce for companies interested in locating here.
Greater Dayton and Montgomery County, Ohio, are home to a rich legacy of manufacturing excellence.
Montgomery County Economic Development Services are part of a collaborative team that continues to nurture our historic skills in manufacturing to the benefit of companies, like NuVasive, that have located successful manufacturing facilities here.
As expressed by Gregory T. Lucier, Nuvasive’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, “Our Ohio workforce is a critical part of our ongoing success and we are excited to expand our footprint and provide additional opportunities within the state. We greatly appreciate the support and cooperation of the Dayton Development Coalition and JobsOhio, as well as officials from both Montgomery County and the City of West Carrollton during the site selection process. NuVasive is well-known for our cutting-edge products and procedures and we look forward to building on this partnership and investing in the local community for years to come.”
Our community is prepared to assist other forward-thinking companies like NuVasive to recruit, train, and put skilled, well-trained employees to work making in-demand medical devices.
Category: Case Studies, Success Stories
"I regularly meet those that are intrigued by our region's sound infrastructure, educational institutions, expanding workforce pipeline, and resourceful network of industry experts." - Andrew Shepherd, executive director and chief scientist for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at Sinclair College
Background and Business Challenge
Throughout its extensive history, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA has welcomed entrepreneurs, inventors and businesses both large and small to plant stakes and inspire creativity. From the Wright Brothers to National Cash Register to the self-starter engine, the innovations of years past have fueled the “maker” mentality alive and well in today’s workforce.
“You can't go a day in your life without being impacted by something that was invented in Dayton." - Bryan Stewart, workforce development director for the Montgomery County Educational Service Center
Now a well-known community among site-selectors, investors and expanding businesses, Montgomery County offers a unique value proposition for numerous industries and a primary focus on more speed, less risk and lower cost. We’ve invested more than $1 billion in the region since 2004 — all to benefit the success of our key industries.
Aerospace and MRO
Our region’s industry knowledge didn’t stop with Orville and Wilbur Wright. Today, aerospace manufacturing is the backbone of our regional profile. We have a variety of companies specializing in aerospace including a military powerhouse, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Treble One and PSA Airlines among the many industry leaders right in our backyard. Montgomery County, as well as numerous state and community partners, are also investing in the region’s international airport through infrastructure improvements and small business integration.
Foreign Direct Investment
Montgomery County's location, incentives, resource programs and history of manufacturing excellence reduces risks for foreign and international investment. We have a strong track record of working with international Fortune 500 companies, from Green Tokai Company to Fuyao Glass America. The launch of our Global Dayton Report in March 2020 not only highlights the collaboration with our international partners, but also showcases our commitment to providing workforce and educational resources to foreign-born residents interested in relocating — all in an effort to create a better, brighter Dayton Region.
At the crossroads of the I-70/75 intersection — and within a 600-mile radius of 60% of the country’s manufacturing employment — Montgomery County is an ideal location for logistics companies to prosper. Brands like Crocs, LION Protects, P&G, Energizer and Chewy have witnessed firsthand how their distribution networks can grow in our region while reducing costs.
Bioscience & Medical
Technological advancements are the future of healthcare, and the growing ecosystem of medical device manufacturers in our region will only pave way for continued success. From Gem City Engineering to NuVasive to Norwood Medical, industry leaders are planting stakes in Montgomery County to access resources, tap into our readily available workforce pipeline and partner with local healthcare providers.
Research & Technology
Innovation is at the heart of all work produced in Montgomery County. Companies with deep roots in research and development are locating to the region knowing they can launch new projects with the help of our innovative drive. From small business to research commercialization, we offer critical, complementary resources to start-ups and scale-ups. The region's entrepreneurs also drive innovation, diversify the region's economy, and fuel prosperity. Cornerstone Research Group, Emerson Helix Innovation Center and GE Aviation EPISCenter are a few of the recent investors, with research and development teams local to the region.
Montgomery County is home to The University of Dayton, and the University of Dayton Research Institute delivers unmatched science and engineering solutions to industries across the country. We are also located within a one-hour drive of 42 higher educational institutions including Wright State University, The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati and Miami University.
"Montgomery County possesses a diversity of opportunity. When you surround yourself with the kind of talent and innovation we have here, you're only adding value." - Scott Koorndyk, president of the Entrepreneurs' Center.
With a clear focus on key industries in the Dayton Region, our economic development experts can better position industry leaders looking to relocate or expand for future success. Our focus helps businesses realize the region’s strengths, such as workforce development, risk reduction for land development, and how new companies can complement our already established businesses.
Let us show you how we can help you reduce your risk, increase your speed to market, and reduce your costs in Montgomery County, Ohio, USA.
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