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Old 09-26-2014, 03:52 PM
 
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I disagree. If a few blighted neighborhoods are in decline, while the overall metro area does well, then indeed persons outside of those blighted areas might reasonably not care. But if only a handful of towns and townships are doing well, while the overall region is mired in economic malaise, then that local prosperity is small consolation.

Consider a person who works at Wright-Patt. Where will that person's spouse work? If they have kids, those kids might have a reasonable high-school education (in Beavercreek, Centerville, Oakwood or Bellbrook), but would they return to the region after college? If the overall economic opportunity is paltry, we all feel adverse effects, even if our particular neighborhoods are safe and comparatively affluent.

And what about that thriving W-P employee who is single? Where will that employee seek a spouse?

Dayton isn't a "lost cause", but it's a cause rife with setbacks and complications. Much the same is true throughout the vast region between the Alleghenies and the Rockies, except for a few urban metro areas who have managed to reinvent themselves in the modern world.
ohio_peasant, How do you always know exactly what to say?

And to Weatherphotographer's question - because wanting back what we had in 1970 seems to be what our OP always references.

Last - jfre81 - welcome! I'm assuming you moved here. Everything going ok so far?
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Old 09-26-2014, 10:43 PM
 
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Last - jfre81 - welcome! I'm assuming you moved here. Everything going ok so far?
It's going well. I'm staying in Englewood right now but that's subject to change. What I came here for is rolling along.

I might even decide to take the camera out this week.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:06 PM
 
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Dayton isn't a "lost cause", but it's a cause rife with setbacks and complications. .
It's about time somebody got the memo on here! Finally!
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:27 PM
 
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Dayton is never going to be like a big metro area. There are many reasons for it. Two reasons are we are close to other, bigger, metro areas and we are spread out. We have a lot of good suburbs that spread out the jobs, entertainment, shopping, and people.

The biggest problem with Dayton, IMO, is the thinking of the people in the area. For too long we have lived in the past (which is a shame for such an innovative area) and thought negatively about where we live and work.

We need to be innovative, aggressive, and have pride in where we live and who we are. Know who we are and build on what we do good.
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Old 09-27-2014, 05:20 PM
 
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It's going well. I'm staying in Englewood right now but that's subject to change. What I came here for is rolling along.

I might even decide to take the camera out this week.
Awesome! What did you come here for, if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:55 PM
 
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Awesome! What did you come here for, if you don't mind me asking?
Business. I heard Ohio needs jobs.
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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We have a ton of open jobs. I wish, and maybe they are, they would recruit out of state if no one in Ohio can fill them.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:14 AM
 
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Business. I heard Ohio needs jobs.
Very cool! And yes, we do! In particular me. I need a job haha. Actually I need an internship in Manufacturing next summer so I can use my engineering and Supply Chain degrees.

Still holding out some hope for Fuyao posting some opportunities soon, but we'll see. Also holding out hope for a more national company that I'm currently interviewing with, but we'll see how this last interview went. If I get that one I'll be nowhere near Dayton, which will be a bummer, but I've heard expanding one's horizons is not a bad thing at all.

Best of luck deciding where to bring those jobs and I sure do know some locals who are good workers and could use them! Variety of skill sets though.
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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We're a startup still, doing good just to support ourselves at this right moment. But we've got big plans and I came here to help make them happen. Just two weeks in. I landed here on the 15th.

There is no "loss cause" (sic) in my world!
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Old 09-28-2014, 01:17 PM
 
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Very cool
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