Dayton Earns High Marks in Downtown Vitality Index

Mike Colvin Fast Facts

Downtown Dayton is making a major comeback after the pandemic, according to research from The Business Journals. The publication’s latest Downtown Vitality Index placed downtown Dayton 15th out of the 44 markets analyzed with a score of 53.9 out of 100. Scores in the Downtown Vitality Index are based on a weighted formula that examines downtown office commercial real estate trends, urban/central business district hotel occupancy, percentage of individuals working from home, downtown cellphone activity compared to pre-pandemic levels, public transit ridership trends, and metro population growth momentum. Dayton’s highest placement of the six metrics analyzed was fourth place out of 44 in the Remote Work category.

Miami, Florida topped this year’s list. A deeper breakdown of Dayton’s scores and this year’s Downtown Vitality Index is available on the Dayton Business Journal website.

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