6888 Kitchen incubator opens first phase in the Dayton Arcade with eight small businesses


March 1, 2024 – A long-awaited kitchen and small business incubator at the Dayton Arcade has opened its doors, hosting eight small culinary businesses. 6888 (pronounced “Six Triple Eight”) Kitchen, located at 32 S. Ludlow Street in Dayton, is a food business incubator that provides training, business support, and commercial kitchen space for under-resourced food entrepreneurs.

Downtown Dayton projects get millions in tax credits from state


January 30, 2024 – A step forward for development in Downtown Dayton. Ohio has announced millions of dollars in tax credits for projects within the city. The Dayton Arcade Redevelopment Project is eligible for nearly $14 million in tax credits thanks to the state’s Transformational Mixed-Use Development Program.

Arcade, other big downtown Dayton projects get millions in state tax credits

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January 29, 2024 – A couple projects that seek to reactivate large commercial properties in downtown Dayton have won millions of dollars in special state tax credits that are reserved for catalytic investments. Members of a team that is rehabbing the Dayton Arcade have been awarded nearly $14 million in tax credits from the state’s Transformational Mixed-Use Development Program.

2024 is ‘promising year’ for Downtown Dayton development

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January 8, 2024 – More than $225 million in development projects are expected to be completed in downtown Dayton this year. 2024 will bring new apartments, new employers, and new retail space to the city. Katie Meyer, president of the Downtown Dayton Partnership, said in 2023, visits to downtown recovered around 80% since before the pandemic. “We’re on the right …

Dayton’s startup ecosystem is thriving thanks to success of local entrepreneurs

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January 2, 2024 – A Dayton-based economic development organization that fosters and empowers the development and growth of the region’s entrepreneurs is riding the success of a record year. But it’s on to bigger and better things as the organization gears up for new approaches to support the next wave of businesses. Scott Koorndyk, president of the Entrepreneurs’ Center (EC), …

New defense-focused center to open at the downtown Arcade ‘Hub’

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December 14, 2023 – State and local leaders on Friday will celebrate the opening of a new downtown Dayton haven for national defense-focused problem solvers. The Great Lakes Mission Acceleration Center will open at the Dayton Arcade between Third and Fourth streets that is funded by federal Defense Innovation Unit and National Security Innovation Network dollars.

Dayton celebrates $3 million in federal funding for Dayton Arcade renovation of Innovation Hub

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November 20, 2023 – Dayton leaders on Monday celebrated $3 million in federal funding that helped with the renovation of the University of Dayton’s Arcade Innovation Hub. Trevor Collier, Dean of UD’s School of Business Administration and a Hub board member, said the new third floor space features a large event and learning space with seating for up to 100 …

Defense firm Infinity Labs expands downtown Dayton home

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November 2, 2023 – Downtown Dayton defense contractor Infinity Labs is growing at its 15 W. Fourth St. home, adjacent to the revitalized Arcade. The company offered guests a peek at the new offices early this year. Visitors had a chance to see the company’s space for employees, including a maker’s space for hands-on work.