With billions of dollars driving the local economy through Wright-Paterson Air Force Base, Aerospace & Defense, Technology, Manufacturing, a vast Healthcare network and very affordable housing - combined with Midwest friendly values, makes Dayton uniquely positioned for years of growth.
"Ranks Dayton 4th in the country for concentration of engineers”
"Ranks Dayton metro as the #1 top region for the fourth year.”
"Dayton is one of the top housing markets in the U.S”
“Ranks Dayton 1st for quality of life – and 18th for professional opportunities”
R & D Innovation
From its roots when Orville and Wilbur Wright designed a ‘flying machine’ in their Wright Cycle Company – Dayton and the Miami Valley has welcomed new developments and innovation from General Motors and Frigidaire to high technology companies like, Booz Allen Hamilton, Reynolds and Reynolds, Woolpert, Yaskawa Motoman Robotics and scores of others.
Aerospace & Defense
In 2019, President Donald Trump signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that included $120.9 million to expand the National Air and Space Intelligent Center (NASIC) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base – bringing hundreds of high technology jobs to the greater Dayton area.
Healthcare is a major fast growing industry in Dayton and the Miami Valley, only second to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The regions 29 hospitals and health organizations generate an $8.1 billion economic impact and employs over 25,000 residents. The Dayton region is seeing more activity in the
Med-Tech space transforming technology into commercial applications.
The Dayton and Miami Valley is home to some the nation’s best institutions high education to match students career goals for both 4 and 2-year colleges. Wright State University, Cedarville University, Central State University, Clark State Community College, Edison State Community College, Miami University, Sinclair Community College, The Modern College of Design, University of Dayton and Wilberforce University.
Some of the most affordable housing in the nation
The Miami Valley has hundreds of affordable communities, ranging from vibrant downtown spaces to quiet country retreats, and everything in between. With the entire 12-county region accessible with the average community time of about 20-30 minutes – residents can live/work among urban, suburban, and rural communities without sacrificing their free time to commute. And, the average housing price is $124,000 for Montgomery county, and the cost of living is a full 11 points below the U.S. average.