Successful Transition from Mound Site to Mound Business Park Continues


Courtesy of EarthSoft, Inc

The Mound Business Park attracts a variety of businesses to the former U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Mound, Ohio, Site in Miamisburg.

In 2014, the State of Ohio Development Services Agency designated the site, managed by the Mound Development Corporation (MDC), as a Job Ready Site. This grant-based initiative is presented to sites that have the technology and infrastructure needed to sustain long-term business growth in Ohio. The Mound Business Park is the only Job Ready Site located within the Miami Valley.

MDC performed well last year by retaining 100 percent of its existing clients, increasing the size of its leased areas, and adding two new businesses. Excelitas Technologies, a longtime tenant that provides innovative technology combining electronics and light (i.e., “optoelectronics”) and advanced electronic systems, increased its leased area by moving into a larger space in another building when it expanded its business. A well-known engineering and architectural services firm, Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon, Inc., moved into newly remodeled office space and added 12 full-time positions to their Dayton operations.

Dyrdek Group, Inc., a marketing and creative services firm owned by Kettering, Ohio, native and MTV star, Rob Dyrdek, purchased over 5 acres of business park land that includes the former Building 100. The new owner is expected to occupy the 5,800 square foot building later this year.

The DOE Office of Legacy Management, MDC, and the City of Miamisburg share a goal to transition the site into a successful business park that benefits the community. MDC President Eric Cluxton stated, “Everything that happens here is a collaborative effort. Part of that is working with local, state, and national government.”

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