Economic Development

Welcome to Dayton: Ohio's Innovation Center

Dayton is historically known for the Wright brothers and the world's first cash register. Today, our community is driven by aerospace technology, advanced manufacturing, abundant natural resources, a rich cultural heritage and a quality of life that rivals any city in the country.

The City of Dayton Division of Development is dedicated to helping your business thrive in Ohio, no matter what industry inspires you to achieve your dreams. We are here to support the needs of businesses and new entrepreneurs by working with dedicated resource partners.

Contact our team to discover how Dayton can take your business to new heights!

Economic Development Services

  • Site selection
  • Access to capital
  • Assistance with permits
  • Referrals to business resources
  • Ribbon cuttings, grand openings, etc.


  1. Please contact the Division of Development at (937) 333 - 3634 to learn more about our variety of business incentives and business development services. Our team is here for you!