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6:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Plugging Dayton's Brain Drain: WYSO's Lewis Wallace Talks To Laura Estandia

UpDayton holds yearly summits to plan new projects.
Credit Alex Grodkiewicz / UpDayton

Dayton’s got a problem with brain drain—young people get an education here, then leave to use those skills somewhere else. The organization UpDayton was created in part to combat that, and it’s now in its sixth year and holding a summit this Friday.

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The Economy & Business
4:27 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Daytonnati? Summit To Focus On Regional Cross-Marketing

The first Think Regional summit brings together leadership from 15 southwest Ohio counties.
Credit Think Regional

"Daytonnati" and "Cincidayton" don’t exactly roll off the tongue, but some local leaders are pushing the idea of looking at Cincinnati and Dayton as one contiguous region. A group will gather Thursday for the first Think Regional summit to talk about regional strategies for business development.

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The Economy & Business
4:28 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Dayton Residents Call For “Robin Hood Tax”

Protesters in downtown Dayton wore Robin Hood hats.
Credit Lewis Wallace / WYSO

A group of protesters gathered in front of Ohio Congressman Mike Turner’s Dayton office Friday to call for the passage of a so-called “Robin Hood tax.” The demonstration is one of several across the country timed with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in 1968.

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State Budget
11:13 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Governor Approves $27 Million For Miami Valley, But Rejects Springfield Parking Garage

Downtown Springfield buildings.
Credit Cindy Funk / Flickr

Governor John Kasich has signed the capital budget, a $2.4 billion funding bill for infrastructure and building projects at public facilities and schools around the state.

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Defense Industry
6:12 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Two Dayton-Area Companies Win Big Defense Contracts

The US Air Force has awarded a major contract to two Dayton companies, Matrix Research and Lion-Vallen Industries.

Dayton-area contractors are getting business despite cuts to the overall military budget.

Matrix Research develops sensors and high-tech materials—in this case, for stealth military aircraft. The company will get $45,085,000 to work on improving the the Air Force fleet through marginal technology upgrades; the award was announced Friday by the Air Force Institute of Technology based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

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