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By Michele Smith
The Times 

Can Dayton become a boom or "Zoom" town?


February 4, 2021

Beka Compton

Bringing broadband connection and more affordable housing to Dayton would be key to making the Columbia County city a zoomtown.

DAYTON-When offered a chance to work remotely, more and more people are moving where they choose. If the City of Dayton and the Port of Columbia play their cards right, Dayton, with its beautiful blue skies, friendly people, and green vistas, could become the next little boom, or "Zoom" town.

When the question of whether people should consider moving to Dayton was posed to Port of Columbia Executive Director Jennie Dickinson and City of Dayton Planning Director Meagan Hayes last week, the answer was a resounding "yes."Dickinson said having more people in the community would mean more dollar...

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