Coalition meeting to focus on Dayton’s global influence

Annual meeting will be Feb. 1 at Schuster Center

The Dayton Development Coalition will have its annual meeting Feb. 1, featuring a panel discussion at the Wintergarden of the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.

The panel will focus on the Dayton region’s global influence.

“We will bring together an incredible panel of business and regional leaders to share their vision for how the Dayton region fits into the global economy,” Jeff Hoagland, coalition president and chief executive, said in an announcement. “We hope they will offer their insight for how our community can engage more businesses and continue to grow.”

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Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, commander of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, will be a panelist.

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“The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, along with our mission partners, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Institute of Technology, and the National Air and Space Intelligence Center, work together to out-innovate our opponents,” Thompson said said in the coalition’s release. “We are able to execute our critical national security missions because of the extremely supportive local and state governments, leading-edge universities, and innovative businesses in the greater Miami Valley region.”

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Doors will open for networking at 3 p.m., but the program will begin 15 minutes earlier at 3:45 p.m. and run until 5 p.m. A reception will follow the event.

For quick entry, guests are advised to pre-register here.

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