About Us

Fairborn is a city with great opportunities and our Economic Development Team is on hand to provide assistance to existing, new, and relocating businesses to our community.

Who we are

Our staff is committed to providing the resources and information that you will need for available properties and land, incentive opportunities, workforce data and demographics, and other statistical information that you will need while discovering or reconnecting with Fairborn. Whether you are a large company, a small business, or an aspiring entrepreneur we have resources available to help with your success. Our goal is to foster and achieve a thriving economic ecosystem for the future benefits of our community and for those who live, work and play here.

“ Our goal is to foster and achieve a thriving economic ecosystem for the future benefits of our community and for those who live, work and play here. ”

Our Mission

The City will nurture and develop a sustained economic development organization and effort to continually improve Fairborn’s economic environment and resident quality of life. The outcome will be a diversified local economy with new business growth and existing business expansions providing diverse employment opportunities, increased wages and additional investment and reinvestment in the community.

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    Mission 1

    Provide comprehensive data and information to retain and attract business development

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    Mission 2

    Improve and support our local Small Business environment

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    Mission 3

    Focus on fostering an environment that supports entrepreneurs and startup businesses

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Our Team

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Mike Gebhart

Executive Director

Mike is a lifelong resident of the Miami Valley and brings a unique perspective to development having worked in the private sector in management and ownership roles for over 12 years from 1993-2005. In 2004, he began his local government career serving first the City of Kettering and then Bethel Township in Miami County as their Township Administrator. In February of 2013, Mike joined the team at the City of Fairborn as the Community Development Director over seeing City Planning, Building Inspection, Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Betterment. During that time, he worked closely with the City’s Economic Development Department to help further the development and re-development of Fairborn. Mike has both his Bachelor’s in Political Science and Master of Public Administration degrees from Wright State University.

937.754.3013
michael.gebhart@ci.fairborn.oh.us

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JANEL RANLY

Economic Development Specialist

Janel is the Economic Development Specialist for the City of Fairborn and the Fairborn Development Corporation (FDC). Janel’s responsibilities include providing staff assistance to the Economic Development Department, the FDC Board, managing all marketing and communications for the FDC, and executing activities and initiatives that promote business and community development within the Fairborn Community. Janel graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and from Wright State University with a Master of Public Administration.

937.754.3014
janel.ranly@ci.fairborn.oh.us

Board Members

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Our Services

Our Economic Development Team works to provide full-service assistance to contribute to the development of existing and new businesses. We are available to assist with resources for incentive packages, property and land information, statistical data, and training and networking opportunities. We are working to:

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    Service Goal 1

    Promote a Business Friendly Environment

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    Service Goal 2

    Promote Business Retention and Expansion

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    Service Goal 3

    Promote Small Business Development and Entrepreneurs

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    Service Goal 4

    Recruit New Business Development

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