Economic Development

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Regional Resource Links

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce
Focuses on business retention and expansion and workforce development. In addition, the department provides research services to support regional development initiatives. The website site provides regional demographic and economic data, as well as a searchable database of area companies.

Dayton Development Coalition
Focuses on business attraction and developing entrepreneurs in our community. It also works closely with the government and defense community to create competitive advantages in high-potential growth areas.

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission
Provides information on current transportation, land use and environmental planning projects for the region. The website features demographic data as well as traffic count information and updates on regional transportation initiatives.

University of Dayton Business Research Group
Provides a wide variety of market research for both public and private sector customers. Also produce a quarterly economic forecast for the region.

US Census Bureau
Contains a wealth of information about local and US population and its characteristics.

Applied Policy Research Institute
Provides an index of economic and community development studies conducted in the region.

Demographic Information (Federal)

American Fact Finder
Excellent research tool provided by the US Census that generates tables, comparison tables, and maps down to block group levels.

2000 Census Profiles
Provides a summary of demographic and socio-economic data for every state, county or place.

Local Business Information (Federal)

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Provides a wide variety of data on the national, state and local levels.

County Business Patterns
Provides economic census info by county and or zip code.

Economic Census
Provides economic activity information by sector down to the place “(city) level.”

Local Business Information (State of Ohio)

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Provides wage data and by sector and region.

ORAA (Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Service’s Office of Research, Assessment & Accountability)
Provides extensive information on employment and wage by industrial sectors down to the county level.

OSHA – North American Industry Classification System Search
Provides a keyword and alphabetical index of the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification manual.

Labor Market Information (Federal)

Secretary of State
Offers a business query section that is great for locating and identifying companies registered in the State of Ohio.

Board of Education
Provides school district report cards including benchmark with similarly sized districts.

Board of Regents
Offers a wealth of data and information about higher education in Ohio including technical, two and four year universities and colleges.

Department of Taxation
Provides a good resource on tax collection and property valuation in Ohio.

Other Professional Association Links

International Economic Development Council

Ohio Economic Development Association