The "Ebb & Flow" of the Dayton market growth has been a common theme in the last few weeks. Community proclaimed "Mayor of Webster Station" Charlie Campbell has emailed local business owners talking about the "ebb and flow" of individuals contributing as leaders in downtown. The editor of the Dayton Business Journal, Don Baker, introduces a special publication of the Dayton Business Journal this week saying that, as a native, he has watched the region’s "ebb & flow" of economic development. In this context, the terminology is intended to demonstrate that the current economic conditions are part of a larger picture over a longer timespan – and the events the region is currently grappling with are natural and somewhat expected occurrences that are necessary for growth and sustainment. The life that is supported in a river would not be sustainable unless the river continued to "ebb & flow." Because of these changes, Dayton is growing in resiliency. The recent economic setbacks need to be addressed quickly – however, the events are normal peaks and valleys when viewed across a broader scope of time.
Throughout the "Living in Dayton" publication, there seems to be an unspoken sentiment – take the current economic challenges in stride – we have a long history and rich resources that level out the peaks and valleys over the long haul.
The "Living in Dayton" publication is an annual publication of the Dayton Business Journal and is available to print edition subscribers only. The publication is available in news stands this week.