What makes the Dayton Region such a powerful economic engine for defense-related businesses? Start with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, one of the largest, most diverse and organizationally complex Air Force installations in the world. Add the Springfield Air National Guard Base, which is focused on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance for the federal and state governments. Amplifying these assets is the Air Force’s commitment to define the region as the national center of excellence in aerospace research, medicine, intelligence, education, acquisition and tech commercialization. The result: unsurpassed — and profitable — opportunities for businesses across an array of industries, as well as unique opportunities for the region’s workforce to play an important role in national defense.
Keeping our warfighters the best in the world requires a portfolio of services that come together through the nation’s best intelligence, medicine, research and education. The Dayton Development Coalition’s defense initiatives ensure resources are lined up to support these services. Ample space to expand both inside and outside the installation fence, combined with the low cost of living, makes our region an ideal location for your business. Access to defense industry leaders is within reach through a variety of professional defense organizations that call the Dayton Region home.