Companies to award $10 million for community innovation

A launch news conference was held in Troy with representatives of several Southwest Ohio communities, including Troy, Tipp City, Englewood, Trotwood, Oxford and Wilmington represented.

The contest challenges communities to form teams with a local non-profit as the lead to develop an innovative plan to build and sustain their local economies. The program will give the winning community $3 million with prizes of $2 million for second and $1 million for third place.

Troy Mayor Mike Beamish said he would like to see the city pull together a partnership to participate in the competition. More information on the program is available at NANCY BOWMAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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