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Miami Twp. economic developmment district helps bring jobs to Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport

The board overseeing the Miami Twp.-Dayton Joint Economic Development District has started work on updating its master plan, first adopted 12 years ago.

The district includes about 660 acres in and around the Dayton-Wright Brothers Airport and levies a 1.75 percent income tax on all businesses within its boundaries, according to the JEDD.

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The tax income is then split 50/50 between Dayton and Miami Twp. Here are five issues to know about the district, according to the JEDD.

Income tax revenues for 2017 totaled about $425,000 and are budgeted at $320,000 this year. With more businesses and jobs now in the JEDD, at least $100,000 each will be dispersed to both Dayton and Miami Twp. annually.

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Three main traffic corridors are in the district. They are the western half of Washington Church Road; Austin Boulevard; and a portion of Miamisburg-Springboro Pike.

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Most of the land – about 436 acres - is at the airport, which is owned by Dayton. The airport was built by Charles F. Kettering in the early 1950s. Originally named Montgomery County Airport, it was renamed for the Wright brothers in 1997;

Miami Twp. owns about 68 acres north of the airport on Austin Boulevard.

The JEDD began with nine property owners, including Dayton Christian School, Southbrook Christian Church and NCR.

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