By Blake Sutherland, October 30, 2019
DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Investors flocked to the Gem City to hear about investment opportunities in Dayton's downtown core and urban neighborhoods.
National, regional, local real estate investors, developers, economic development professionals and policymakers were all present at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library, for "Gem City Rising".
The event highlights and showcases recent and future developments in the city. This is to illustrate Dayton's momentum, with an eye on how the federal Opportunity Zones tax incentive can accelerate investment.
"I think what Dayton is trying to do is really work on this asset based development strategy including opportunity zones," said Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley. "Its really exciting for me today with the help of these great guys is having national folks really interested in investing here, because it's easy to do business here. It's easy to get the partnerships you need. And you're going to make a great social impact in Dayton."
Since 2010, Dayton has seen over $1 billion in investment in the urban core.
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