Key Industries


Ohio has a large number of diverse industries which are constantly evolving and expanding to respond to rapid changes in technology and information. While we highlight 5 major industries, you should not overlook other prominent local industries like: education, unmanned aerial vehicles, information technology, agriculture, retail, finance, customer service, automotive, & more. Additionally, the Dayton region has a long history of being one of the nation’s leaders in technology, innovation and diverse industries.

  1. WPAFB & Defense
  2. Manufacturing
  3. Aerospace
  4. Biosciences
  5. Logistics
  6. Workforce

Being home to one of the largest, most diverse, and organizationally complex Air Force (USAF) installations in the world, Wright-Patterson AFB (WPAFB), Greene County provides an environment for defense-related businesses to thrive. Headquartered on WAFB are the USAF’s Material Command, Life Cycle Management Center, Research Laboratory, Institute of Technology, National Air and Space Center, among a number of others.

With the Defense industry accounting for over 40% of the Greene County’s GRP, there is a commitment at all levels, to define the region as the national center of excellence in aerospace research, medicine, intelligence, education, acquisition, and tech commercialization.

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