How & Why

By implementing the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan.


Because the health and vitality of the entire region are inexorably linked to that of Greater Downtown.

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Focus Areas & Progress

Economic Development

Greater Downtown is the business hub of the Dayton region. The global, innovation-driven economy and growing migration of talent to urban areas present many opportunities for downtown to strengthen its position as the center for commerce in the Miami Valley. … Continued

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Arts & Entertainment

A vibrant, diverse and thriving downtown requires a strong arts community and a variety of entertainment options. The arts, along with other unique entertainment amenities and public events, draw crowds to our center city and have a multimillion-dollar economic impact … Continued

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Nationwide, compact, walkable cities rich with culture and entertainment options are the new places to be. Therefore, strategies to make Greater Downtown an urban neighborhood with 18-hour-a-day vibrancy are integral to it becoming a more active, busy, and fun environment … Continued

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Transportation & Infrastructure

Downtown streets are more than just streets – they are the canvas upon which the center city’s cultural life plays out. Since the launch of the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan, more than $52 million has been invested in transportation and … Continued

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Active Lifestyles

If you’re seeking an active lifestyle, downtown is the place for you. Greater Downtown Dayton’s Great Miami River corridor has made substantial progress as an outdoor recreation destination since the launch of the Greater Downtown Dayton Plan. In addition, Dayton … Continued

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Reports & Other Documents

Much work has been done as volunteers from throughout our community and staff from the public and private sectors continue to spend a great deal of time implementing the Plan’s strategies. Our Plan Progress Reports provide a summary of recent … Continued

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42,000 employees. 20,000 residents. 40,000 students. More than 7 million visitors every year.

This is Greater Downtown Dayton.