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Ohio insurance company expands to Dayton

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A western Ohio insurance company's expansion should mean about 200 jobs for Dayton.

Springfield-based Assurant Special Property plans to open a satellite office in northeast Dayton. The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) that the office is expected to open in August. Jobs starting at $13 an hour will include customer service and document management.

Some 50 people will transfer initially from Springfield. New jobs will be added in both cities.

The JobsOhio agency approved a $100,000 workforce development grant to reimburse Assurant for some costs after the jobs are created. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority is extending a tax break for Assurant. The Dayton city office of economic development helped the company secure office space.

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