Business First!


Retention & Expansion

What is Business First!

Business First! is a customer-oriented approach to economic development designed to link your business to helpful business resources in the community. The goal of the program is to provide a single point of contact for all of your business needs. An Outreach Specialist, a professional in the economic development community, will learn more about your business and help to identify area resources to help you succeed in today’s competitive environment.

The first step is a one-on-one visit with your Outreach Specialist. There you can discuss your operations, your needs and your plans for the future. We then review your firm’s information and match your needs with the appropriate resources and individuals within the Business First! team.
Contact Business First!

In a 30-45 minute meeting with a professional Business First! Outreach Specialist, we can discuss what your firm does, what your concerns are, and how Tipp City & Business First! can help your organization succeed and grow! Simply click here to schedule a visit with one of our trained Outreach Specialists.

Business First! Facts

  • Business First! has grown in membership from 14 to 23 jurisdictions in the Greater Dayton Region.
  • Business First! Regional Resource Partner membership has grown from 34 members to approximately 59 Regional Resource Partners to serve regional businesses.
  • Approximately 2000 business visitations have occurred since the inception of BusinessFirst!
  • Businesses have received assistance in workforce training and recruitment, exporting, strategic and business planning, e-commerce, financing and more.
  • The Business First! Team has been instrumental in helping the following companies to stay and grow in the region: IMI Norgren, Smiths Aerospace, SK Tech, Paxar, Dayton-Phoenix, Inc., Moto Photo, ConSpan Bridge Systems, Appleton, LORD Corporation and more…

For additional information on the Business First! program, or to schedule a visit, please contact Bradley Vath, Assistant City Manager of the City of Tipp City.

Contact Information

Office Location

260 South Garber Drive Tipp City, Ohio 45371





Upcoming Events

Capital Improvement Plan Workshop

Sep 25, 2017 | 260 S. Garber Drive
The Capital Improvement Plan Workshop will begin at 3pm and be held at the Tipp City Government Center 260 S. Garber Drive Tipp City, OH 45371

Restoration Board

Sep 26, 2017 | 260 S Garber Drive
7:30 PM at the Tipp City Government Center     The Restoration Board meeting is held on the fourth Tuesday each month.

City Council

Oct 2, 2017 | 260 S. Garber Drive
City Council Meetings begin at 7:30PM and are held at the Tipp City Government Center 260 S. Garber Drive Tipp City, OH 45371

Tree Board

Oct 11, 2017 | 260 S. Garber Drive
The Tree Board meets at 5:15PM on the second Wednesday of even months.  Meetings are held at the Tipp City Government Center, 260 S. Garber Drive, Tipp City, OH, 45371