The Story of Dayton is defined by its people. Soon after the Treaty of Greenville was signed, hardworking individuals started moving to Dayton in pursuit of the American dream. A unique blend of innovators, inventors and dreamers filled with unmistakable optimism contributed their energy and talents that eventually turned a wilderness with a few log cabins into a city of a thousand factories.
Years have passed and with the decline of heavy manufacturing, Dayton’s businesses have diversified into more of a service economy that includes information technology, healthcare, business services and logistics to name a few. That said, manufacturing still has a vital role to play in the future of Dayton; a future that will be defined by its people.