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Economic Development creates the conditions for economic growth and improved quality of life by expanding the capacity of individuals, firms, and communities to maximize the use of their talents and skills to support innovation, lower transaction costs, and responsibly produce and trade valuable goods and services.

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Federal official touts manufacturing ‘renaissance’
Dayton Daily News
Dayton-area manufacturers are globally recognized for their proficiency for materials handling, tooling and machining, said Williams, who served as Youngstown’s mayor before joining the Obama administration in 2011.

Feds have a keen interest in Dayton manufacturing
Dayton Business Journal
The administration's policies are paying off for the industry, but that it needs to garner more support for efforts such as manufacturing institutes.