Category: Op-Ed

Opportunity zones can help Wright Factory site

Date: April 5, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (March 2018) - As many know or have seen or felt, we are on a much better trend as far as commercial and residential development versus past years. Our economy and use of tax reform opportunities have helped pave the way for even stronger inv...

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Linking Food to Health to Work

Date: April 5, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (February 2018) - I’ve been blessed with opportunities to write and speak about our Dayton area workforce on numerous occasions.  We have a great workforce in our region; but not without its challenges.  The Midwest boasts a strong work e...

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What lies ahead for the 2018 American economy?

Date: February 15, 2018 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (January 2018) -  So how do you think the new, recently passed federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) signed into law this past December 22 and the fast-paced growth of the stock market will affect the American economy?  Great? I think so. ...

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What is the future of the Dayton Convention Center?

Date: December 22, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (December 2017) - Recently, the city of Dayton announced it has formed a special task force to review the background, uses, finances and governing structure of the Dayton Convention Center. This task force, made up of a wide variety of commun...

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Finally! Three lanes on US 35

Date: November 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (November 2017) - Congratulations to the region ? US 35 widening from I-675 west to Steve Whalen Blvd. has taken a great step forward to three lanes. The widening to three lanes from the Greene County line at I-675 toward downtown Dayton h...

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Say no to state issue 2

Date: October 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (October 2017) - It seems Ohio, with its current rules on statewide ballot initiatives, is one of the easiest states in America to get something placed on its ballot. It seems if you have 3 million bucks to spend, you can basically hire a gro...

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Yes on issues 3 & 4

Date: September 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (September 2017) - Among the issues and people on this November 7th ballot are two that have continued to be of great value to Montgomery County citizens. The Human Services levy renewal (#3) and the Sinclair Community College levy renewal (#...

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Community supports Wright-Patt

Date: August 27, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (August 2017) - Our region has been known for decades as both a manufacturing and military community.  We are thankful that we have had these two powerful economic drivers to support our people, our business community, and our local governme...

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Downtown Dayton’s renaissance

Date: July 30, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (July 2017)  - Over the years I have written a number of times about my perspective of our core city's downtown. Sometimes I have been a bit too critical because I felt that the 'game plan' wasn't working well enough. But quite candidly, muc...

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Enough is enough!

Date: June 25, 2017 Category: Op-Ed

DAYTON, Ohio (June 2017) - Usually I will write about a business issue that affects employers or our economy ... or maybe write about a quality-of-life issue that is important to the well-being of our community. After all, I do represent the chamber of co...

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