catapult The Philadelphia Citizen

In October 2018, I visited Dayton for the first time as part of an Opportunity Zones effort I had undertaken in partnership with Accelerator for America. I did not know then that Mayor Nan Whaley and Shelley Dickstein, her indefatigable city manager, had a surprise in store for me. They and their colleagues took me for a tour of the …

YWCA Dayton’s Women of Influence luncheon postponed


UPDATED (March 11, 2020): The Women of Influence awards luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 12, has been rescheduled for June 3, 2020. “It is with an abundance of caution, due to global health concerns, that we will be postponing this year’s Women of Influence awards luncheon until June 3, 2020. All event registrations remain valid and we look forward to …

The Entrepreneurs Center lands $10.8M to support startups

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Dayton’s home for technology acceleration and business development has received millions in new funding to support local startups. The Entrepreneurs Center received $10.8 million in new funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to expand support efforts for innovative entrepreneurs active in the region’s startup scene. The center leads the region’s Entrepreneurial Services Provider (ESP) network, an Ohio Third Frontier …

The Gem City Moves Forward

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Almost every trend affecting modern America is on display in Dayton. It was one of the earliest, and hardest-hit, centers of the opioid disaster. Its economy, plausibly known as America’s “invention capital” in the early 1900s, as the home of the Wright brothers and with the highest-number of U.S. patents per capita, has been hurt even more than other midwestern …

Flyer Enterprises To Open New Bistro In The Arcade

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The 560 square foot bistro will be the first off-campus location for Flyer Enterprises. The opening of a new branch of Flyer Enterprises has served as an experiential learning opportunity for the students planning the operation, who have had hands-on involvement from the beginning. “Flyer Enterprises is a student-run, student-led organization, and because of that they are taking the lead …

Brand for ‘The Hub at the Arcade’ revealed

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The brand for a new downtown center for innovation in the Miami Valley region was revealed Tuesday. The University of Dayton and The Entrepreneurs Center unveiled the student-designed logo and brand for The Hub at the Arcade, which will promote economic growth and provided services and space for local startups.

Downtown development helping create lasting jobs

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DAYTON, OHIO (WKEF-WRGT)- Local government officials met with Lt. Governor Jon Husted to discuss workforce development in the Miami Valley. From the Fire Blocks District, to Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and even the Dayton Arcade, there’s been millions of dollars invested into Dayton work development projects. Officials said Dayton will soon be reaping the benefits.

Name, logo unveiled for UD’s Dayton Arcade hub

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Nike has the swoosh. Target has a bull’s-eye, and McDonald’s has the golden arches. And now, the anchor tenant of the Dayton Arcade has its own recognizable brand and logo. The Hub at the Dayton Arcade is the new brand for the joint venture between the University of Dayton and The Entrepreneurs Center. And there’s a good reason the logo …

Developer seeks funding for $30M north Arcade project

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The group redeveloping the Dayton Arcade has applied for $2.75 million in state historic tax incentives for a second phase of the project that seeks to create new housing, offices and a shared-use commercial kitchen. Like the first, $90 million phase of the project, the second phase requires historic tax incentives to make it economically feasible, said Dave Williams, Cross …