Category: Op-Ed

Kershner: Region’s Economy Relies on the Brent Spence Bridge

Date: April 25, 2022 Category: Op-Ed

After years of collective advocating and Dayton-area logistics, distribution and manufacturing companies working side-by-side with partners in Ohio and Cincinnati, the fruits of our labor are here just in time for spring. Dayton area logistics companie...

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KEINATH: Immigrants will help Ohio businesses ride out the ‘Big Quit’

The Great Resignation is real. Working on the leadership team at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, I speak with business owners every day who are finding it almost impossible to fill vacant positions. From frontline jobs to highly skilled and techn...

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Patience with stock market will be rewarded

Date: March 28, 2022 Category: Op-Ed

The stock market has given our business community and investors a bumpy ride so far this year. Inflation rates are nearing 8%, a near-record, and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is adding additional uncertainty. It’s no secret that watching i...

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Intel investment an opportunity for Dayton

Date: February 28, 2022 Category: Op-Ed Tags: , , ,

The Intel microchip semiconductor plant announcement in New Albany represents the largest single private sector investment in Ohio’s history. Every single one of us has been impacted by the low supply and high demand of semiconductor chip imports, and i...

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Date: February 4, 2022 Category: Op-Ed Tags: , , ,

Protecting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) and ensuring it is strategically positioned for future growth and investment is a responsibility all of us own in the business community, as well as local, state and federal governments. In recent week...

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KERSHNER: Workforce retention and attraction is key to economic development

Date: January 24, 2022 Category: Op-Ed

Circa 1980, 1990 and 2000: Students graduated from college, applied for jobs and physically moved to where their job was located. For decades, this method worked for employers. Fast forward to 2022, and talent attraction efforts look completely different....

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KERSHNER: Dayton Strong-er than Ever

Date: November 30, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

2021 was not just not just about survival, it was about adapting, investing and growing.   The Dayton region’s business community persevered and continued forward, setting us up for strong economic opportunities in 2022.   Dayton businesses hustle, ...

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KERSHNER: Workforce, Supply Chain are Perfect Storm

Date: October 25, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

Workforce and labor shortages continue to plague the business community across the globe and supply chains everywhere, for everything…. I mean literally every single thing is being impacted.  But there isn’t one single cause to blame. It is literally...

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KERSHNER: Dayton – Cincinnati Collaboration Benefits Both

Date: September 27, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

Talk of a Dayton - Cincinnati metroplex and joint MSA was considered a possibility years ago. However, the federal government said that is off the table, which is just fine with our local businesses. Dayton is a unique, vibrant, diverse and robust comm...

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Kershner: Infrastructure Bill: Supporting Business

Date: August 30, 2021 Category: Op-Ed

An efficient transportation and infrastructure network fuels the Dayton region’s economy, workforce and the movement of goods for our logistics and manufacturing industries.  This efficient transportation network has long been a point of pride for our ...

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