Regional Partners Spur Job Creation and Investments
Middletown enjoys a unique advantage in the southwest Ohio region in that we are able to draw on the core competencies of both Dayton and Cincinnati. As Dayton, Middletown and Cincinnati grow into one "megacommunity," regional leaders have seen the advantages of working together to provide resources for our businesses and to help them connect with regional, state, and national support services to spur quality job creation and investment.
Middletown is partners with the REDI (Regional Economic Development Initiative) Cincinnati, is the JobsOhio network partner for Southwest Ohio. The organization connects members for business and growth opportunities while developing the economic health of the region. Together with its company and community investors, the REDI Cincinnati is responsible for attracting new business, jobs and investment to the three-state, 15-county region. This is achieved by marketing the region domestically and internationally, generation and managing prospects, and partnering with local communitites to win new projects or expand existing businesses. An integral focus is global support. REDI Cincinnati has contacts located in many countries around the world and is supported through a five-year campaign with investment from nearly 200 companies, public economic development organizations and more than 1,000 members.
Dayton Development CoalitionMiddletown is a member of the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC)—a partnership of 14 counties surrounding the city of Dayton, Ohio. The Dayton Development Coalition and its regional partners are executing a plan to continue the growth of the Dayton region, focusing on expanding the awareness of our aerospace and defense initiatives; supporting commercialization efforts in leading industries; and continuing business recruitment efforts in concert with each other. The DDC focuses on the following sectors:
The DDC houses staff reporting to the state of Ohio as part of the JobsOhio program. A special focus is entrepreneurial support.
Middletown is served by the Butler County Port Authority and the Warren County Port Authority. Ohio Port authorities have the legislative power to purchase, subdivide, sell and lease real estate property. Because of their tax-exempt status, port authorities have the advantage of passing savings on to economic development projects, thus making projects possible that might not otherwise happen. They facilitate economic development projects by: