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Five Rivers Metro Parks (0:12)

  • Dayton’s Five Rivers MetroParks is an expansive park system offering nearly 16,000 acres of green space over 25 facilities. Many locations also offer programming for everything from outdoor recreation to bird watching to photography or children’s activities. With over 340 miles of paved and multi-use trails, the Dayton region has the largest paved trail network in the United States.

Carillon Park (0:19)

  • Carillon Historical Park is a 65-acre open-air history museum that contains dozens of museum buildings, an on-site brewery, and countless artifacts including the original Wright Flyer III. The video is from the top of the largest carillon in Ohio, completed in 1942, the 151-foot tower houses 57 bells.

United Grinding (0:42)

  • United Grinding, a division of the Körber Group based in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the world’s leading suppliers of precision machines for grinding, eroding, laser-cutting, measuring as well as combination machining. Visit www.grinding.com to learn more about this globally recognized company and their U.S. Headquarters in Dayton, Ohio.
  • You can view the United Grinding Case Study here!

WBI 444 Building (0:48)

  • The Wright Brothers Institute (WBI) - Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Small Business Hub at the 444 Building in Downtown Dayton Wright Brothers Institute at the 444 Building provides a collaborative space for organizations, startups and universities in the Downtown Dayton Innovation District. This environment includes meeting spaces equipped with the latest technology, proximity to many potential partners in the region, and a steady flow of subject matter experts from many backgrounds and assist with commercialization of technology from the Air Force Research Lab.
  • Dayton Tech Guide Dayton Tech Guide is your source for information on Dayton’s start-up community.  They host events year-round from Pints & ‘Preneurs to Dayton Start Up Week and Early Risers, a monthly pitch event connecting three local startups to customers, resources, and investors.

Hematite (0:55)

  • Hematite began as a material recycling company who became a Tier 1 Automotive supplier and manufacturer of plastic and PET acoustical under body and acoustical components.  In 2017, Hematite chose Englewood, Ohio, in the Dayton region, as the home of their U.S. Corporate Headquarters.
  • "We were very impressed with Montgomery County Economic Development, Jobs Ohio, the Port Authority, the Dayton Development Coalition, the City of Englewood, and the many other organizations that have helped us over the last 12 months in choosing Ohio as a state and the ideal location in Englewood," commented Jacque Nadeau, COO of Hematite.
  • You can view a video testimonial with Hematite on why they chose Montgomery county here!

PSA Airlines (1:11)

  • Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional aircraft. They employ more than 3,900 employees throughout all their locations who operate more than 800 daily flights to nearly 100 destinations on behalf of American Airlines.  Their growth has precipitated because of their access to a highly skilled and specialized workforce, and high concentration of manufacturing, machining, and aviation related businesses in the Dayton region. The State of Ohio is the leading supplier state to Boeing and Airbus, and in 2017, Pricewaterhouse Cooper named Ohio the 6th most attractive state for aerospace manufacturing.
  • You can view our case study on PSA Airlines continued growth in our region here!

    Dayton International Airport (DAY) (1:17)

    • Located near the “Crossroads of the America” at Interstates 70 and 75, the Dayton International Airport (DAY) provides air service to meet the needs of travelers to and from Southwest Ohio.  They Dayton International Airport is “Easy to and through!” In 2018, the airport opened a modernized U.S. Customs facility that will serve as a global entry point for passengers arriving directly from international departure points.
    • Economic Development at the Airport is made simple. Whether you are looking for a commercial logistics facility, Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) locations, or a mini-office park, the Dayton International Airport is your choice for business development. The Dayton Airport has over 500 acres of properly zoned land available with established infrastructure, and more than 80 acres of aircraft ramp ready for MRO and aviation facilities.

    Logistics (1:24)

    • Dayton, Ohio is a prime opportunity for businesses looking to establish logistics hubs, add distribution centers to an existing network or establish businesses to support the increasing boom in Dayton’s logistics market. Dayton offers the unique combination of an ideal location at the intersection of I-70 and I-75 for building optimal distribution networks, lower-than-average operating costs, available industrial real estate and an affordable workforce ready to meet any demand.

    Austin Landing (1:53)

    • Austin Landing offers the community an unparalleled collection of restaurants and daily shopping needs. From daily grocery and home good needs to specialty gifts, Austin Landing has put together an exceptional mix of amenities to live, work or just visit Austin Landing. Quality local retailers and service providers, combined with a wide variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner restaurants, are perfect for any occasion, budget and appetite.


    • Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center (2:02) Since 2008, Sinclair College has been at the forefront of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) innovation, creating partnerships, developing leading curriculum, and investing significantly to establish a nationally prominent program dedicated to meeting the workforce needs of the growing UAS industry.
    • You can read our case study about the partnership between Sinclair and Israeli techonolgy company, Simlat, here!
    • Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) (2:25) MVCTC is positioned to influence economic development in southwestern Ohio by preparing students for the 21st century workforce. Students receive challenging, career-focused education, as well as a rigorous academic foundation. This enables MVCTC students to enter post-secondary education or the job market with a high comfort level of competency.
    • Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collaborative (RAMTEC) Robotics and Engineering are the jobs of the future. RAMTEC gives students industrial robotics training and advanced manufacturing skills to enhance their skills and prepare them great jobs or continue their education at a university. Relationships with companies like Honda, Whirlpool & FANUC give students real-world training.
    • The University of Dayton (2:41) The University of Dayton (UD) is a top-tier Catholic research university with academic offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. More than 8,000 full-time undergraduates and 2,600 graduate and law students call UD "home." 
    • The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) performed $149.8 million in sponsored research in 2018 which ranked first among all colleges and universities in the nation for sponsored research and development in materials engineering.
    • Dayton Regional STEM School (2:58) The Dayton Regional STEM School prepares students in grades 6-12 with the skills necessary to compete in the global economy while nurturing the same enthusiasm for discovery, invention, and application that launched the vision for powered flight.

    5 Rivers Metro Parks

    • Cox Arboretum (3:13) The Cox Arboretum is a very special place for visitors to approach, enter and connect with nature. The video is from the top tier of a 65-foot Tree Tower constructed from a massive Douglas Fir, which gives a beautiful panoramic view of the region.
    • RiverScape (3:20) This downtown park hosts a full range of year-round activities from summer concerts to ice skating in the winter.  Visit the Pavilion for festivals and community events, learn about Dayton history at the Dayton Inventors River Walk, or explore the RiverScape River Run, which opens the downtown river to a beautiful seven-mile paddle from Eastwood MetroPark on the Mad River, through downtown to the Carillon Historical Park and University of Dayton area.
    • Fountain of Lights (3:27) A series of five fountains that shoot water about 200 feet high and 400 feet across at the confluence of the Great Miami and Mad Rivers on an hourly basis throughout the day. The five streams of water, symbolizing our five regional rivers, meet in a giant center spray honoring our region’s fortunate abundance of water within the Great Miami Buried Valley Aquifer, one of the nation’s most plentiful aquifers and the source of the fountain’s water.

    Oregon District (3:47)

    • The Oregon District, Dayton’s oldest Historic District, offers the very best of urban living. The charming streets feature magnificent architecture, lovely gardens and an inviting community park with a playground and gazebo. The beautiful historic homes are located within walking distance to some of Dayton’s best shopping, restaurants, bars, and galleries.  In 2015, the American Planning Association recognized Fifth Street on their list of Great Places in America.
    • Brim (4:04) Brim offers a wide selection of hats from major brands to small artisan makers. Their accessories collection is based around small makers and unique finds, with a strong focus on American made products.
    • Second Street Market (4:12) Local growers, bakers, culinary specialists and artisans fill this charming historical freight house. Reminiscent of European markets, it's alive with vendors, eateries, people and events.


    Levitt Pavilion (4:48)

    Levitt Pavilion Dayton brings people of all ages and backgrounds together to experience over 50 high-caliber concerts and events, and celebrate a shared sense of community for free. This new downtown facility promotes the Levitt Mission: Building community through music, one free concert at a time. In 2018 the Levitt Pavilion provided $2.2 million in free programming to the community.

    The Funk Music Hall of Fame & Exhibition Center (4:54)

    Dayton, Ohio, a Midwest epicenter of Fortune 500 companies, famous Olympians, aviation inventions and MUSIC. Yes, music. FUNK music! Yielding such great talents as, The Ohio Players, Slave, Roger Troutman & the Human Body, ZAPP, Heatwave, Lakeside, Faze-O, The Majestics, Overnight Low, New Horizons, Dayton, Sun, and CeCe Peniston, just to name a few. Visit the Funk Music Hall of Fame to learn about Dayton’s funky roots laying the foundation for the Funk genre.

    Wright Brothers National Museum at Carillon Park (5:07)

    • While visiting Carillon Park, you can visit the Wright Brothers National Museum. It has more Wright artifacts on display than any other place in the world, including the 1905 Wright Flyer III: the only airplane designated a National Historic Landmark. It is the first practical flying machine and what the Wright brothers considered their most important aircraft.

    WPAFB USAF Museum (5:20)

    • The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is the world’s largest and oldest military aviation museum and Ohio’s most visited FREE tourist attraction with over 1 million annual visitors.  This world-renowned museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid 19 acres of indoor exhibit space.

    Dayton Dragons (5:27)

    The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds organization, located at Fifth Third Field in Downtown Dayton.  The Dayton Dragons have sold out over 1,200 consecutive games, a record for any professional sports team, that continues into its 20th season.

    Delco Lofts (5:42)

    Dayton Art Institute (5:54)

    • Founded in 1919, The Dayton Art Institute is one of the region’s premier fine arts museums. The Dayton Art Institute's architecturally and historically significant facility is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and sits atop a hill on the edge of the Great Miami River overlooking downtown Dayton. The Dayton Art Institute also hosts concerts, family and youth programs, classes, social events and more.

    Available Sites (6:05)

    • Montgomery County is uniquely positioned at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 75, which puts businesses within 600 miles of 61% of the U.S. population and 70% of all North American manufacturers.  This makes Montgomery County the most strategic location to reach customers and access a robust supply chain.
    • The availability of existing buildings, brownfields, and greenfields provide unique development opportunities for growth and expansion. For help identifying commercial properties in Montgomery County contact our Economic Development team or visit our Available Properties page!