Dayton, OH – Yesterday afternoon, Congressman Mike Turner stopped an effort to eliminate funding for an economic development program critical to the Dayton community.  

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that the Dayton-Cinncinati region had been designated a ‘manufacturing community,’ giving Dayton preferential application status for $1.3 billion in federal economic development assistance. 

Turner led his colleagues in successfully voting down an amendment that would have significantly jeopardized this $1.3 billion and severely limited the chances of Dayton receiving substantial funding for increased manufacturing and development.  

“As an advocate for this designation, I was proud to protect opportunities critical to our community’s business leaders, job creators and innovators. 

Preserving this funding ensures that Southwest Ohio can continue our tradition of leadership in manufacturing and innovation.” said Congressman Turner.