It appears that the new Governor-Elect Ted Strickland has already begun plans to help revitalize Ohio’s urban cores – including Dayton. This is certainly a step in the right direction – check it out and tell us what you think….
I had heard through the grapevine that Mandalay Entertainment Group was talking about developing around Fifth Third Field – now it is at least semi-official.
Mandalay Entertainment Group owns the Dayton Dragons, along with four other minor league baseball teams and a sizable number of entertainment and sports ventures. In other words, if they say they are thinking about developing a $200 million project, it isn’t the typical lip service we are used to hearing in Dayton. It will be interesting to see how this develops….
By: Yvonne Teems
Dayton Business Journal
Link: Massive development in works for downtown Dayton – Dayton Business Journal:.
Regarding the homeless standing outside The Other Place, in an editorial in the Dayton Daily News, Benjamin Schuster was quoted as saying
MSNBC has published an article that is printed in the November 6th Newsweek edition that highlights the controversy in many U.S. cities about feeding the homeless in public parks.
One of the awkward experiences many people prefer to avoid in Dayton is panhandling. We also avert our eyes from the homeless who are pushing carts on the other sidewalk. Homelessness is a community concern in downtown Dayton, and none of us enjoy saying
The "Ebb & Flow" of the Dayton market growth has been a common theme in the last few weeks. Community proclaimed "Mayor of Webster Station" Charlie Campbell has emailed local business owners talking about the "ebb and flow" of individuals contributing as leaders in downtown. The editor of the Dayton Business Journal, Don Baker, introduces a special publication of the Dayton Business Journal this week saying that, as a native, he has watched the region’s "ebb & flow" of economic development. In this context, the terminology is intended to demonstrate that the current economic conditions are part of a larger picture over a longer timespan – and the events the region is currently grappling with are natural and somewhat expected occurrences that are necessary for growth and sustainment. The life that is supported in a river would not be sustainable unless the river continued to "ebb & flow." Because of these changes, Dayton is growing in resiliency. The recent economic setbacks need to be addressed quickly – however, the events are normal peaks and valleys when viewed across a broader scope of time.
Throughout the "Living in Dayton" publication, there seems to be an unspoken sentiment – take the current economic challenges in stride – we have a long history and rich resources that level out the peaks and valleys over the long haul.
The "Living in Dayton" publication is an annual publication of the Dayton Business Journal and is available to print edition subscribers only. The publication is available in news stands this week.