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Aerospace and Defense

The Dayton Region claimed its spot as a globally recognized powerhouse for aerospace innovation a century ago when Orville and Wilbur Wright set up shop. The ecosystem that formed around the Wright Flyer fueled the early aviation innovations of the U.S. military and continues to power the region’s aerospace industry. Businesses have unrivaled access to research partners, including the Air Force Research Laboratory and specialized university research centers; an established infrastructure targeted to the industry’s needs; a thriving customer base; and an unmatched supply of highly trained professionals. The region’s focus on the fast-growing unmanned aerial systems industry, combined with the area’s expanding advanced manufacturing and IT clusters, provide the perfect environment to develop, commercialize, manufacture, and market aerospace and aviation technologies, services, and products.

Small Businesses

Small Businesses in the Dayton Region continue to have the opportunity to do business with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Specifically, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center have emphasized awarding contracts to local small businesses within Ohio and the Dayton Region. These mutually beneficial relationships allow the Air Force to enjoy increased agility, flexibility and responsiveness for their mission needs, while helping the local economy thrive.

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UAS

Unmanned Aerial Systems is an industry on the rise, and the Dayton Development Coalition is leading the effort to connect businesses with research partners and markets.

Along with a well-established infrastructure to support aerospace operations, the region is home to nationally recognized training centers. A partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and the State of Ohio will create the unique opportunity to fly UAS beyond line of site over 500 square miles of National Air Space.

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Commercialization and Innovation

The desire to try new and exciting technology and push the boundaries of known science has shaped Dayton since the days of the Wright Brothers. The Dayton Region thrives on innovation, takes pride in its creative problem-solving, and leads the country in research and development for the Air Force. The Boolean search method that drives internet search engines was developed in Dayton by LexisNexis, and daily life is filled with Dayton inventions. Our region shaped aerospace innovation, navigation systems, stealth technology and composite materials development.

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Cyber

The Dayton Region is leading the cyber fight. With a unique combination of federal research, excellent academic cyber centers, strong cyber industries, and a waiting customer base, the Dayton Region is home to four institutions designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The Region is also home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), headquarters of the Air Force Research Lab, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, and the Air Force Institute of Technology. WPAFB is leading the development of cyber resilient networks for military and commercial applications.

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Small Businesses in the Dayton Region continue to have the opportunity to do business with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Specifically, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center have emphasized awarding contracts to local small businesses within Ohio and the Dayton Region. These mutually beneficial relationships allow the Air Force to enjoy increased agility, flexibility and responsiveness for their mission needs, while helping the local economy thrive.

Read more

Unmanned Aerial Systems is an industry on the rise, and the Dayton Development Coalition is leading the effort to connect businesses with research partners and markets.

Along with a well-established infrastructure to support aerospace operations, the region is home to nationally recognized training centers. A partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory and the State of Ohio will create the unique opportunity to fly UAS beyond line of site over 500 square miles of National Air Space.

Read more

The desire to try new and exciting technology and push the boundaries of known science has shaped Dayton since the days of the Wright Brothers. The Dayton Region thrives on innovation, takes pride in its creative problem-solving, and leads the country in research and development for the Air Force. The Boolean search method that drives internet search engines was developed in Dayton by LexisNexis, and daily life is filled with Dayton inventions. Our region shaped aerospace innovation, navigation systems, stealth technology and composite materials development.

Read more

The Dayton Region is leading the cyber fight. With a unique combination of federal research, excellent academic cyber centers, strong cyber industries, and a waiting customer base, the Dayton Region is home to four institutions designated as Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security. The Region is also home to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), headquarters of the Air Force Research Lab, National Air and Space Intelligence Center, Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, and the Air Force Institute of Technology. WPAFB is leading the development of cyber resilient networks for military and commercial applications.

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