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Thomas Gnau

Thomas Gnau is a business reporter for the Dayton Daily News and covers top companies, development, job creation, and commercial real estate. He grew up a U.S. Navy dependent, lived in two countries and five states before his 16th birthday. He graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School and Wright State University. A Kettering resident, he is married to a Mad River Local Schools teacher; he and his wife have two daughters. Gnau started working at the student newspaper at Wright State where his interest in journalism grew and led him to where he is today.

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Science and health booming in Ohio thanks to area companies
 New health care and biosciences innovations in this region are helping add high-paying jobs and getting Ohio recognized by investors. Midwest health care companies drew $1.7 billion in new equity investments in 2016, according to the just-released BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare growth capital report. “A record 375 Midwest healthcare...

Posted: a minute ago

New health care and biosciences innovations in this region are helping add high-paying jobs and getting Ohio recognized by investors. Midwest health care companies drew $1.7 billion in new equity investments in 2016, according to the just-released BioEnterprise Midwest Healthcare growth capital report. “A record 375 Midwest healthcare...
Explosive growth: Dayton-area company now has $2B in assets
 The Connor Group has grown to more than $2 billion in assets since the early 1990s and the company saw around $147 million in earnings last year. None of that success would have happened without the company’s employees, owner Larry Connor said Connor’s company, the Connor Group, is a real estate investment company. Its business...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Connor Group has grown to more than $2 billion in assets since the early 1990s and the company saw around $147 million in earnings last year. None of that success would have happened without the company’s employees, owner Larry Connor said Connor’s company, the Connor Group, is a real estate investment company. Its business...
LexisNexis commitment to Dayton area still strong, officials say
 Despite news that LexisNexis is seeking tenants to fill empty space in an office building on its Miami Twp. campus, local officials say they’re not concerned and they believe company has no plans to leave the area. Jeff Hoagland, president and chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition, said Wednesday LexisNexis has 3,300 Dayton-area...

Posted: 4 days ago

Despite news that LexisNexis is seeking tenants to fill empty space in an office building on its Miami Twp. campus, local officials say they’re not concerned and they believe company has no plans to leave the area. Jeff Hoagland, president and chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition, said Wednesday LexisNexis has 3,300 Dayton-area...
Cable fights for customers
 As Charter Communication continues marketing its cable and broadband services and products under the “Spectrum” brand in this area and throughout the U.S., experts say the cable industry has its work cut out for it. Charter — which bought Time Warner Cable last year — says it’s pushing back against cable-cutting...

Posted: 6 days ago

As Charter Communication continues marketing its cable and broadband services and products under the “Spectrum” brand in this area and throughout the U.S., experts say the cable industry has its work cut out for it. Charter — which bought Time Warner Cable last year — says it’s pushing back against cable-cutting...
WHAT TO KNOW: 3 things about possible military base changes
 The nation could go through another domestic military-installation consolidation process, also known as “BRAC,” for Base Closure and Realignment, Jeff Hoagland, president and chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition, warned Friday. The BRAC process is neither fast not cheap, with communities and lawmakers fighting fiercely...

Posted: 9 days ago

The nation could go through another domestic military-installation consolidation process, also known as “BRAC,” for Base Closure and Realignment, Jeff Hoagland, president and chief executive of the Dayton Development Coalition, warned Friday. The BRAC process is neither fast not cheap, with communities and lawmakers fighting fiercely...
Need: Workers. Goal: Raise $1M-plus for manufacturing training
 The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association will soon be on a quest to address a problem that has long bedeviled association members: Finding the next generation of manufacturing workers and entrepreneurs. That effort won’t be cheap. “We want to raise over $1 million,” said Jim Bowman, 2017 chairman of the DRMA board. Every...

Posted: 10 days ago

The Dayton Region Manufacturers Association will soon be on a quest to address a problem that has long bedeviled association members: Finding the next generation of manufacturing workers and entrepreneurs. That effort won’t be cheap. “We want to raise over $1 million,” said Jim Bowman, 2017 chairman of the DRMA board. Every...
What you need to know: Highway fatals in 2016 highest in past 10 years
 A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade even as Ohio bucked that trend, registering a decrease in fatal crashes in 2016. The national numbers erased improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, according to the Associated Press, citing data from the...

Posted: 10 days ago

A jump in traffic fatalities last year pushed deaths on U.S. roads to their highest level in nearly a decade even as Ohio bucked that trend, registering a decrease in fatal crashes in 2016. The national numbers erased improvements made during the Great Recession and economic recovery, according to the Associated Press, citing data from the...
Roads of the future taking shape in Ohio
 Autonomous technology will reinvent how Ohioans drive and move goods on highways, the state’s transportation director told attendees Tuesday at the Southwest Ohio Logistics Conference. RELATED: Ohio wants to fund smart cars and variable speed limits “Ohio is uniquely centered to be at the epicenter of what’s coming,&rdquo...

Posted: 12 days ago

Autonomous technology will reinvent how Ohioans drive and move goods on highways, the state’s transportation director told attendees Tuesday at the Southwest Ohio Logistics Conference. RELATED: Ohio wants to fund smart cars and variable speed limits “Ohio is uniquely centered to be at the epicenter of what’s coming,&rdquo...
Ohio’s Hospice buys Centerville-area property for headquarters

Posted: 12 days ago

A Hospice organization serving patients and families in 30 Ohio counties bought new office space in Washington Twp. Hospice of Dayton closed on a Paragon office building and parcel of land for $3.3 million Monday, according to Montgomery County property records. Ohio’s Hospice spokesman Craig Schrolucke said the organization simply...
NEW: Virtual reality allows area companies to showcase their products
 Virtual reality is becoming more than just the stuff of dreams or video games for some Dayton-area businesses. A marketing firm that focuses on serving manufacturers, Washington Twp.’s Marketing Options, is offering clients virtual reality services they can offer their own customers and, in many cases, their employees. Using virtual...

Posted: 16 days ago

Virtual reality is becoming more than just the stuff of dreams or video games for some Dayton-area businesses. A marketing firm that focuses on serving manufacturers, Washington Twp.’s Marketing Options, is offering clients virtual reality services they can offer their own customers and, in many cases, their employees. Using virtual...
5 reasons why GM still matters to Dayton
 Buoyed by strong sales and record profits, General Motors had a good day Tuesday, reporting revenue of $166.4 billion for the year. Though GM closed its last local plant in 2008, the company remains relevant to the Dayton area. Here’s are five things to know about that enduring relevance: 1. Dayton and General Motors go way back. Waaay...

Posted: 18 days ago

Buoyed by strong sales and record profits, General Motors had a good day Tuesday, reporting revenue of $166.4 billion for the year. Though GM closed its last local plant in 2008, the company remains relevant to the Dayton area. Here’s are five things to know about that enduring relevance: 1. Dayton and General Motors go way back. Waaay...