Dayton Plays ‘Enormous Role’ in Goods Trade

Date: November 26, 2014 Category: News
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The Dayton region will move billions of dollars in goods this holiday season due to its “strategic advantage” of being located alongside major trade corridors in Ohio and the Midwest, a national trade expert said.

The region moves more than $72 billion in goods annually, ranking it 54th among the top 100 U.S. metros, according to a new Brookings Institution report on trade.

That’s welcome news to local economic development officials working to grow the area’s thriving logistics industry after recent successes landing Procter & Gamble, Caterpillar and Payless ShoeSource distribution centers, among others.

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