Prince agreed that the development’s location south of Dayton may make companies located there more accessible for employees commuting from Cincinnati or Butler County’s West Chester Twp.
“This location does open up that opportunity for people who live in Cincinnati and in Dayton,” Prince said.
He said he could not disclose the names of the other two companies.
“We’ve spent the last several years building a pretty strong relationship with the folks at ThyssenKrupp, and we’re genuinely sorry to see them go,” said Rick Hopkins, a spokesman for the city of Vandalia. “They have an excellent leadership team in place and they have been an outstanding local business.”
More than $40 million in new construction is planned this year along a three-mile stretch from the Dayton Mall south to Austin Boulevard, the Dayton Daily News recently reported. Miami Twp. leaders have said they are considering ways to connect the Dayton Mall area to new growth around the new interchange and in Warren County, as well.
Building permits have been issued for more than $5 million in new construction at Austin Landing, a $150 million mixed-use development featuring three office buildings and home already to Teradata, Kroger and Kohl’s.