Grow with Mound

For businesses poised to grow, the Mound Business Park has a solution—up to 199 acres of shovel-ready land available, packaged in parcels from 1 to 15 acres. The Mound Business Park is already zoned office/industrial and offers quick, convenient access to 1-75 through the Austin Road and SR 725 interchanges.

With creative financing available, the Mound offers the best value for businesses looking to expand into the South suburban Dayton marketplace. Lots of amenities – such as excellent schools, restaurants, golf – provide an outstanding quality of life.

Tenants appreciate the Mound’s natural surroundings, including open green space and walking areas in a campus-like setting. Plus, the Mound prides themselves on taking a collaborative approach, working tirelessly to accommodate the needs of businesses that have made the Mound their home.

As local and regional businesses continue to expand, the Mound offers a natural place to grow. For more information, please contact Mark Fornes Realty: Brooke Fornes at 937.434.2000 or email us.

Mound Attracts Innovative Companies

At Mound, you’ll be surrounded by a culture of innovation stemming from the site’s 50-year history as one of the country’s top research laboratories for the Department of Energy. Now Mound has been transformed into an ideal location for all types of companies; i.e., research, technology, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing.

Our tenants are a mix of research and development businesses in areas such as emerging energy, alternative and renewable energy technologies, fuel cell technologies, advanced manufacturing technologies, materials processing technologies and optoelectronics.

Mound businesses are well positioned to collaborate with the Dayton region’s technology-focused organizations such as Wright Patterson Air Force Base (and its resident Air Force Research Lab), the University of Dayton Research Institute, Wright State University’s Center for Innovation Management, and the National Center for Industrial Competitiveness, among others.

Learn more about the great opportunities to start or grow your business at Mound. Contact the Mound Development Corporation today for more information.

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Mound Real Estate Products and Business Assistance Services Help Companies Compete

Today, Mound is focused on maximizing its assets to spark business growth, employment, innovation and competitiveness. We offer unique and powerful benefits that drive competitiveness:

  • 15 shovel-ready sites on 190 acres available for development
  • Specialized and generic existing space built to robust (Category 3 – “Essential Facility”) construction standards. This includes office, warehouse, light manufacturing, wet laboratory and dry laboratory space, and clean room facilities
  • Ultra-reliable, redundant electrical service and powerful IT infrastructure
  • Flexible lease and/or purchase terms
  • Grant identification, strategy, writing and management
  • PR and marketing assistance
  • Commercial property management
  • A region, state, and congressional elected officials supportive of business growth
  • Access to the combined workforces of Dayton and Cincinnati
  • Connection to technology-oriented and economic development organizations
  • A rich variety of nearby amenities
  • Professional sports marketing
  • Engineering & Architecture
  • Sales & Marketing

Mound is Home to Companies with Global Impact

The legacy of innovation has been continued by a number of Mound’s scientists-turned-entrepreneurs, who have developed successful companies at the site. Many Mound tenants are at the forefront of research and development initiatives with global impact in markets such as these:

  • Emerging energy technologies
  • Green power/fuel technologies
  • Fuel cell materials
  • Fuel cell test instruments
  • Optoelectronics and sensors
  • Materials processing
  • Batteries

Mound tenant companies have attracted millions of dollars in grants to advance their technologies and find commercial applications for government-sponsored research.

Site Improvements

An attractive business park has emerged at Mound – Financial support from the federal government, the state of Ohio and other jurisdictions has allowed the Mound Development Corporation to invest more than $40 million in site improvements. A comprehensive reuse plan has provided direction for transforming the site from a highly secure, government weapons complex to a modern business park situated on an open campus of rolling hills and beautiful vistas.

The improvements have included:

  • Buildings renovation and construction
  • Constructing tenant finishes
  • Green space creation and landscaping
  • Construction of a bikeway and walking areas
  • Constructing new roadways, including street lighting
  • Expanding and lighting parking lots
  • Decentralizing heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Improving utility systems
  • Remodel for lab, office space model space

The site has gone ‘green’ with energy-efficient systems – Mound Development Corporation is making the site’s operations and those of tenants more “green” by installing new, energy-efficient HVAC controls in buildings. Connected to the Internet, the systems are monitored and regulated remotely through a Web-based interface, resulting in a 30 percent savings in energy consumption.

Several years ago, Dayton Power and Light Energy (now IGS Energy) installed at Mound its first client-specific solar array in the region. Mound is committed to making improvements that will help tenant companies grow. Contact us to find out what we can do for your business.

Staff at The Mound

April Hauser - Mound Site Manager

April Hauser joined Mound Development Corporation in January 2022. In her role as Site Manager, she works closely with Mound Development’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. In addition, she handles the tenant requests, website/marketing updates, and many other day-to-day activities for the company.

Prior to joining Mound Development Corporation, April has spent the last twenty years in property management and real estate roles.  April started her early career in residential property management and soon transitioned to real estate and commercial property management.  April feels the most rewarding part of her job is building relationships with her tenants.

April resides in Miamisburg, Ohio with her husband, Josh. They have three children. In her spare time, April enjoys camping, backpacking, hiking and kayaking.

In loving memory of Richard C. (Dick) Church, Jr - Former Mound Administrator

Former Mayor Dick Church worked as the Administrator for Mound Development Corporation and Mound Business Park. For 28 years, Dick Church served Miamisburg as Mayor. During that time, he championed Mound Business Park as a cause in countless ways. Church was a critical component in the ongoing success of Mound Business Park. He will forever be remembered for the important work he completed to renovate, expand and welcome new businesses to the property.

Board Members

  • Albert W. Leland - Principal, Leland Consulting, LLC

  • Keith Johnson - Miamisburg City Manager

  • Jennifer Johns - Miamisburg Finance Director

  • Dr. H. C. Niels M. Winther - Managing Partner & Chairman of the Board, Think Patented. Miamisburg, Ohio

  • Michelle Collins - Miamisburg Mayor

  • Chris Fine - Miamisburg Economic Development Director

  • Brenda Wehmer - Counsel, Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

  • Jim Van Tassel - Enterprise Account Executive, Rapid API

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