The Economy & Business

The Economy & Business
11:12 am
Thu June 26, 2014

North Dayton Racino Says It Will Encourage “Responsible Gaming”

Gary DeWitt, the general manager of the new Hollywood Gaming racino in north Dayton, points out features of the main gaming room.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

The Hollywood Gaming racino in north Dayton is getting closer to its opening day. Parent company Penn National spent around $6 million on cleanup of the old Delphi plant site, and now a new building, a racetrack, and almost 2000 parking spots are going in at the corner of Needmore and Wagner Ford roads.

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The Economy & Business
7:52 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

New Jobs Coming To Tipp City

Officials prepare to cut the ribbon on the new Abbott facility in Tipp City, Ohio.
Credit Jerry Kenney

A state-of-the-art nutrition manufacturing facility officially opened in Tipp City on Wednesday. Abbott, which makes products like Pedialite and Ensure, says the facility will help it meet a growing demand from an aging population.

Ensure is the popular adult nutrition drink. Abbott Supply Chain Vice President  John Ginascol says an aging population is causing demand to grow.

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The Economy & Business
5:43 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Ohio Delays New Requirements For Jobless Benefits

The state says it's delaying the enforcement of new regulations that require Ohioans to do more to get unemployment benefits.

The rules require those seeking unemployment compensation to post their resumes on Ohio's job-search website, take three assessments and complete an unemployment questionnaire to continue receiving benefits.

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Entrepreneuership
3:52 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Dayton To Hold First Startup Weekend At Tech Town

Dayton’s first Startup Weekend is taking place at the Entrepreneurs Center in Tech Town beginning Friday. At startup weekends around the country and the world, people with business concepts come in on a Friday, pitch an idea, and form a plan by the end of the weekend.

Organizer Dave Best says the goal is mainly to get people motivated.

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The Economy & Business
7:54 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Wright-Patt And Partners Move On Ideas

Colonel Barlow (left) and community leaders marked the event by signing the Wright-Patterson Community Partnership Leadership Council Charter, formalizing the collaborations. Also pictured here, Xenia Mayor Marsha Bayless - signing - and Mo McDonald with the Dayton Development Coalition.
Credit Jerry Kenney

In an effort to save costs under a shrinking military budget, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base announced earlier this year it would form partnerships with local governments, organizations and businesses.  

Now the base is moving forward with those plans: In Riverside Wednesday, Col. Cassie Barlow. Commander of the 88th Air Base Wing, announced that Wright-Patt and some of its new partners now had more concrete ideas to push forward. 

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