General Electric's aviation unit plans to open a plant in Dayton next year. The Dayton Daily News reports that two other plants in Mississippi and Alabama will be open next year, which will create over 400 new jobs at all three locations.
The company says it's part of a $580 million investment in its aviation business over the next five years. GE also says it will hire 12,000 new workers over the next several years, including 5,00 veterans, as part of its expansion.
Three major Dayton arts organizations are making an unusual move to merge under a single management structure.
The Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra are forming the Dayton Performing Alliance. The new nonprofit organization announced it will have one board of directors and three artistic directors.
Leaders from the individual organizations say it could boost artistic collaboration and may be a model for arts groups elsewhere to consider.