WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joan L. Dautel, mayor of Fairborn, was selected to join a working conference call with U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on economic development strategies in suburban villages, towns and cities.

Mayor Dautel provided input and advice to Brown on a call held on Tuesday with suburban mayors throughout Ohio. The working conference call explored strategies related to job creation, education and workforce development, broadband access and other economic development priorities in Ohio’s suburban and exurban communities.? ?

“This is about bringing Ohio values to Washington, DC. From Tipp City to Fairborn, suburban communities in Ohio are an important part of our state’s economy and growth,” Brown said. “This working conference call was conducted to ensure that suburban and exurban communities have the educational, technological, and economic resources needed to thrive in the future.”

“Senator Brown has been very helpful with the Calamityville (National Center for Medical Readiness) project and the SR 444 issue. This was a good opportunity to emphasize the importance of WPAFB to Fairborn and the interaction with the base, Wright State University and Calamityville,” Dautel said. “This trifecta brings the military, education and homeland security/emergency response together as a powerful economic development tool for Fairborn that has the potential to bring and sustain jobs. I want to thank the Senator for initiating the conference call and allowing me to reemphasize our economic potential.”

Brown, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, is a fierce advocate of higher education access and supports Ohio small businesses that create middle class jobs throughout our state.?? As Chairman of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and a member of the Senate Manufacturing Caucus, Brown has introduced a package of key legislative proposals aimed at bolstering the competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers and boosting domestic manufacturing.

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