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BusinessFirst! For a Greater Dayton Region

businessfirst!BusinessFirst! For a Greater Dayton Region is a regional business retention and expansion program that spans 5 counties, 34 jurisdictions, and can connect you and your business to almost 100 resource partners to help our region's businesses grow and flourish. We are the single-point of contact for all of your business needs.

Created in 2001, and nationally recognized, the BusinessFirst! Program uses a customer oriented approach to economic development that connects businesses to resources in the Dayton Region. BusinessFirst! has provided assistance to over 9,600 businesses in the Greater Dayton Region!

We want to hear from all kinds of businesses, especially those that are:

  • Encountering barriers to business growth
  • Considering a facility expansion
  • Experiencing infrastructure, utility or security issues
  • Having difficulty navigating local land development and/or regulatory processes
  • Considering acquiring another company, being acquired or merging
  • Having difficulty finding qualified personnel

business success“Tools for Business Success” provides over 600 FREE resources to help businesses and entrepreneurs succeed.  Tools for Business Success provides information on resources available to companies in the Greater Dayton Region, including: Funding Programs, Marketing and Selling Resources, How to Go Green, Cash Flow Calculation Tools, Business Planning and Assistance, and much more!  Visit to find resources specific to your business's needs.

We encourage you to visit the BusinessFirst! For a Greater Dayton Region website: or to contact us for direct assistance!

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Angela Swartz

451 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45422

Phone: 937-225-4351

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