Dayton Business Journal

More Good News for Downtown

Two New Tenants to Move into Former PNC Building

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A downtown Dayton building will soon welcome two new tenants.

The former PNC Bank building at 6 N. Main St. will welcome the U.S. Census Bureau along with a local office of the Berry Network/DexYP within the next year. Tracy Rutherford of Crest Commercial Realty represented the building's owner, Canadian real estate firm Olymbec, in the lease transactions.

The deals will bring more workers to downtown Dayton, which already is seeing a flurry of activity including major building renovations, new housing, and its first new hotel in decades.

The terms of the leasing for the deals were not disclosed. Rutherford said the Census Bureau will assume a 7,000-square-foot office in the building, while the Berry Network, a division of DexYP Media (formerly known as Yellow Pages) will move into a space that's just over 19,000 square feet.

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Boomtown

Business is Booming in Dayton

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The Dayton region's economy is piping hot. That's the word from many of Miami Valley's largest employers. As the DBJ publishes its annual employers list this week, I spoke with several growing companies about their staffing levels and challenges they face.

The one consistent note was companies who added the most workers in the past 12 months aren't done hiring.

Take CareSource. The Dayton-based health insurer added 600 employees last year and expects to hire 1,200 more in the next 12 months. Dan McCabe, CareSource's chief administrative officer, said the nonprofit faces increased competition for talent — making recruiting efforts challenging.

The key to maintaining its workforce is adapting to meet the needs of its employees. For example, more than 40 percent of CareSource employees work in alternate environments, including mobile and work-from-home options. Its key departments looking to fill roles include data analytics and configuration, actuarial science, information technology and customer care.

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Exclusive: The team with the $100M plan for Fire Blocks District

Exclusive: The team with the $100M plan for Fire Blocks District

The developers behind Fire Blocks District in downtown Dayton have been playing things close to the vest as they build the capital for the $100 million revival.

The Windsor Companies