Why Locate in Trotwood?

The Trotwood community has embarked on an ambitious and exciting series of new developments and new partnerships that are laying down an open road before us. There has never been a better time to join the Trotwood community. The energy and spirit of community cooperation and investment is very high. There are abundant opportunities for all types of businesses. Over the next 5 years, more than 100 million dollars in new construction is going to take place along the Salem Avenue business district corridor. Additional projects in the Olde Town area are getting off the ground. Civil engineering upgrades to our infrastructure will be taking place, and every Trotwood student will attend classes in a new facility.

Trotwood city officials and law enforcement are serious about protecting these investments and ensuring that they provide a return to the stake-holders and the community. The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce and SAVISCO are contributing community-based resources to the success of these projects. Both organizations facilitate networking opportunities between the members of the community and investors, leading to a common vision that will benefit the community and keep the high level of positive energy flowing. There are many advantages to operating a business in Trotwood. If you are considering new locations, please contact us so that we can facilitate meetings with the parties that can help make Trotwood the best choice for you. If you haven't already, please take a minute to review how the City of Trotwood and the Trotwood-Madison Schools will help your business prosper in Trotwood.

Photos courtesy Totally Trotwood and Derek Grauduss

Some of the companies that recently chose Trotwood as the place to do business:

Superior Finishes

With 5 national Riddler Awards and dozens of other show trophies, Superior Finishes is in the business of high end custom painting and body work, specializing in show cars, street rods and restorations. They also perform collision repair. Owner Tom Dworetsky was intrigued by the Trotwood location for a number of reasons, and was impressed by the enthusiastic welcome given by City of Trotwood officials. He has been pleased with their assistance and with his new location. He would recommend Trotwood to any business that is scouting sites.

United Theological Seminary

UTS is a graduate school of The United Methodist Church. They plan to invest an additional $40,000,000.00 in Trotwood over the next ten years.

"We believed the Trotwood location would provide us with a facility more suited to our mission and with greater potential for expansion. We were attracted by the warm welcome we received from the City of Trotwood and by their vision for cooperation and mutual support. Our presence in Trotwood has brought us many new partnerships and opportunities with local businesses, civic groups and faith communities. After only a year and a half we feel we are truly a part of this community and are playing an important role in the redevelopment and expansion of the city." - JoAnn Wagner, Director of Communications/Marketing, UTS (www.united.edu)

Jump Design Group

Jump Design Group caters to national and regional clients to create new identifiable images for major corporations and retailers. "We are a brand design house," says owner Jim Foster sitting in their conference room surrounded by striking graphic mock-ups of different projects the team is working on. "We create the entire essence of what a company is."

Known as branding in the marketing world, design firms like theirs create the identifiable theme for companies and products that help clients and consumers identify them, like the red and white label of a Campbell's Soup can. "It's all about communicating the brand essence to the target community," said Foster who moved his operations to Trotwood after building a reputation in California and New York. And that move makes even more sense once you realize there are more international design firms in Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati than anywhere else in the world.

Foster also believes in generating more commerce for local businesses. Besides eating in the area restaurants they have hired DGL Woodworking in Trotwood to build prototypes of new display cases for recreational retailer Watson's. Foster is glad to be part of the fabric of Olde Town and hopes his success here will help attract more investment in the area.

Edited excerpt from Totally Trotwood

O'Danny Boy Ice Cream

O'Danny Boy Ice Cream was looking for a new facility to house its 24 truck operation. Owner Daniel Haas found what he was looking for in Trotwood. Their new site in the Trotwood Commerce Park was an easy choice, and construction of their new facility went quickly, aided by a ready site and assistance from the City of Trotwood. In an interview with Totally Trotwood, Mr. Haas remarked, "Look at how little dirt we're having to move, it's inexpensive to build here." The site also provides for years of future expansion. and convenient access to their more than 350 retail freezer locations in Ohio and Indiana.

Trotwood Offers:

  • Abundant competitively priced commercial real estate
  • Wide variety of recreational and housing opportunities
  • Pro-growth Trotwood City government
  • Huge regional workforce pool
  • Proximity to major markets. Within the crucial 90 minute driving radius, are the major markets of Columbus, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and of course Dayton. There are many other large communities within the radius as well. Trotwood is an ideal base location from which to serve these markets while exploiting the competitive advantages derived from the efficiencies of operations here.
  • New commercial developments are underway. This is a chance to invest at the front end of a growth boom that will run for many years.

The Trotwood Chamber of Commerce would like to help you discover why Trotwood should be the place for you to do business. We will help you get connected with resources and support. Please contact us to get started.

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