The combined strength of our municipalities is far greater than stand-alone governments. A complete offering of services is vital to attracting new businesses to our area. The more services and amenities we can offer businesses looking to set up shop, the better our chances of landing new employers for our citizens.
For more information on combining resources and the positive effects on our communities, click on these additional research items:
The Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration released this study examining how to “improve the efficiency and effectiveness of local government operations.”
Examining research from Lucas County, this Ohio Commission on Local Government Reform and Collaboration’s study focuses on collaboration and communication between municipalities.
Our future prosperity depends on good jobs. The more jobs we can create and attract, the greater the tax base for our area. That also increases our citizens’ quality of life with salaries and benefits for them and their families. Dayton Together envisions our area attracting great employers with business models aimed at the future: high tech, health care, cutting-edge companies.
For a study on government consolidation and economic development, click here:
There has always been strength in numbers, and we see this adage holding true with our local municipalities. Together, we will make up a much larger area and collection of skilled workers. Imagine all of the talent and intelligence contained in this much larger population and geographical location. Businesses looking to re-locate or set up shop would be far more likely to choose such a location, which will be defined by its desire to improve the area.
The truth is, our current model is not a viable option for future prosperity. Click any of the links below, and you will read about a talent drain, shrinking populations, and dwindling job numbers and wages. Just a quick scan of the numbers is not good:
That’s the bad news. The good news is that we can do something about it. We aim to reverse these negative numbers by combining our strengths and building for the future.
For more information about the trends we now face, click these:
This Dayton Daily News article examines the downward trend of Montgomery County’s population, according to numbers released by the U.S. Census.
This Montgomery County file contains information on taxes, population numbers, education, household incomes, housing details, and more. Prepared by the Office of Research.
Dayton ranks #17 in this top-20 list of “Cities Americans Are Ditching.” Compiled by BloombergBusiness, the list focuses on cities that “have lost the highest share of their residents to other parts of the country.
Dayton ranks near the bottom of this 200-city list, which was compiled in 2014. The chart shows how the city stacks up against other municipalities for jobs, wages, GDP, and more.
This statistical overview illustrates employment and poverty rates over the past 15 years in our region. The data covers both Montgomery County and Dayton and shows consistent trends we now face.