Small businesses in the Dayton Region can benefit from a strong network of resources focused on their needs. The DDC’s experienced Defense and Aerospace team and the entrepreneurial experts on our Accelerant team provide support and guidance for small businesses as they work to commercialize an idea or explore government contracting.
Small businesses in Dayton understand that proximity matters. Since 2013, the U.S. Air Force has steadily increased obligations to Ohio and Dayton Region businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research Program, or SBIR.
- In FY’17, the Dayton Region received 92% of AFRL’s Ohio obligations. That’s up from a yearly average of approximately 78% since ’13.