The City of Riverside is the front door to Wright Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Riverside offers a unique corporate environment combining high-tech corporate amenities within a quiet, uncluttered atmosphere, immediately adjacent to numerous recreational facilities. Riverside has an excellent corporate community led by General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, CDO Technologies, InfoCision and SRA International and numerous other technology-based major defense contractors, all taking advantage of our immediate proximity to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Under the leadership of Mayor Bill Flaute, our current proactive elected officials have elevated municipal services, actively cultivated redevelopment opportunities, and enacted legislation designed to enhance and foster growth just “outside the fence” of the largest single-site employer in the State of Ohio; Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. In combination with a responsive municipal staff directed by City Manager Bryan R.H. Chodkowski, Riverside has created an excellent corporate environment for businesses to grow and prosper.
Business Attraction Attributes
Employment – A quality contributing to Riverside’s business climate is the availability of qualified workers – from scientists to corporate administrators to skilled manufacturing positions, from retired military personnel to recent graduates from our local universities; the Region offers a dynamic, diverse, and economical employment pool.
Office Space Availability - A great location means everything in business. Many times, it can be the deciding factor between success and failure. Wright Point Office Park offers the perfect location with 163,000-square-foot office environment located next to Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Riverside. Occupied by elite technological firms from the area, Wright Point ‘s two buildings offer a variety of options designed to meet the needs and budget of every office tenant, from single room start-ups to 61,000 -square-foot business headquarters. For more information see www.wrightpointofficepark.com.
Telecommunication and Utilities – Our current corporate residents demand the latest in telecommunications – and we deliver with readily available access to fiber optics both dedicated and public, T1, and T3 lines. The City has a complete infrastructure in place with little need for further build-out of streets, sewers, or water lines.
State & Local Incentives – In collaboration with the State of Ohio and Montgomery County, Riverside can deliver a very comprehensive and a very broad spectrum of incentives. These include, but are not limited to direct development grants, a variety of tax abatements and workforce development assistance.
Transportation – The City offers a fully developed highway system with immediate access to the major Interstate Routes of I-70 & I-75. Harshman/Woodman Drive runs through the city and serves as the inner belt to the Dayton Region. It provides for rapid and therefore economical transfer of goods and services within the surrounding area and to connections which serve one of the country’s largest 90-minute markets. As testament to our excellent transportation accessibility; Riverside is home to several major freight hauler terminals: ABF, Roadway, UPS, USF Holland, Old Dominion, and Overnight Transportation. The quantity of carriers affords our companies some of the cheapest freight rates in the Midwest. Additionally, the Dayton International Airport is only a brief 15 minute drive from any place in the city. The airports servicing Columbus and Cincinnati are within an hours drive and offer a wide variety of options in air travel to our corporate residents.
Proximity to Major Markets – Riverside is blessed with excellent access to 61 percent of the U.S. population, 50 percent of the Canadian population, 70 percent of all North American manufacturers, and 80 percent of all U.S. corporate headquarters. Riverside’s geographical position and excellent business environment offers a unique possibility for your corporation to profit from developments surrounding Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the United States Air Force. We wholeheartedly invite you to be a part of it!
At your service,
Bill Flaute, Mayor
Robert J. Murray, Director Economic Development
Jo Lease, Economic Development Specialist