Economy Section :: Page 2

  • How locals see our economy

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    Local jobs don’t pay enough for people to afford to live here.
    That’s how many villagers summed up the problem with the Yellow Springs economy in a recent online survey.
    A total of 299 residents of Yellow Springs and Miami Township participated in the 20-question survey, which ran from April 25–May 11.

  • Small towns use creativity to grow

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    The story of Ponca City, Okla., recently named one of the top 10 best small towns for business in the U.S. , is a case study for how to rebuild a flagging small town economy.

  • Sidewalks packed in tourist town

    Tourists by the Chamber of Commers in Yellow Springs.

    Any local resident downtown on a beautiful spring weekend such as we’ve experienced in recent weeks can attest that the sidewalks, shops and restaurants are filled with people who hail from other zip codes. What their presence means to the life of the village is a topic of ongoing discussions.

  • May 6, 2014 primary election: Restaurant seeks liquor option

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    The 2014 primary election will take place on Tuesday, May 6. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The polling location is Antioch University Midwest (formerly McGregor), 900 Dayton St. for village precincts 440, 441, 442, 443 and Miami Township precinct 456 (west). For voters in township precinct 455 (east), polling […]

  • Take our Yellow Springs Economy survey

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    What jobs would you like to see more of in the village? What economic development strategies should the village pursue? Share your thoughts on the Yellow Springs economy in our new community-wide survey.

  • Economic development since 2000— Ideas abound, actions lag behind

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    Around 1998 local attorney Craig Matthews was representing a Dayton company that worked with that city to boost the economy in depressed neighborhoods. Around the same time, he found, in an old box in his office above Star Bank, a copy of Arthur Morgan’s book, Industries for Small Communities, with Morgan’s philosophy that vibrant small towns need diverse, vibrant businesses.

  • In 80s, incubator boosted businesses in Yellow Springs

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    One of Village government’s first attempts at revving up the economy involved hiring villagers Vicki Morgan and Phyllis Schmidt in 1986 as Yellow Springs Associates, in an attempt to improve the image of Yellow Springs to surrounding communities.

  • Wellness doctor hopes to return to Village

    Dr. Donald Gronbeck hopes to open a family practice at the former Creative Memories building. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Donald Gronbeck, a 2002 Antioch College graduate, hopes to start his first practice, Yellow Springs Primary Care, the first week of May at the former Creative Memories building, fronting on Dayton Street.

  • Home Inc. offers workshop — Village foreclosure rate high

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    Losing one’s home to foreclosure is most often traumatic. Foreclosures hurt communities, too. Though Yellow Springs has weathered the housing crisis well with only a small dip in home sale prices, foreclosure rates are relatively high here and may be on the uptick.

  • Lucky Dragon Chinese restaurant opens on Dayton Street

    From right, Ken Yang and Lixia Gao, and Lixia's father Zhi You Gao opened a Chinese restaurant at the former location of Chen's Asian Bistro.

    Lucky Dragon opened earlier this month on Dayton Street.

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