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Photo: Staff Writer
Photo: Staff Writer

$1 billion expected in downtown Dayton investment

Downtown Dayton Partnership estimates businesses have invested $500-million in downtown Dayton development projects in the past few years and just as much is expected in the next two years.

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That means a whopping $1-billion in growth and business development estimated by the Downtown Dayton Partnership.

CareSource’s announcement Thursday to build a 7-story building at the corner of Jefferson and First streets is just one of those developments. It’s expected to add 400 new jobs and change the city sky line once again.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley said yesterday, “when CareSource grows, Dayton grows.”

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A spokesperson with Downtown Dayton Partnership said all the development spurs small business growth due to new housing and jobs downtown.