Moving Manufacturing
FORWARD​

Manufacturing's Impact on the Dayton Region 

The Dayton, Ohio, region’s manufacturing industry is one of the largest, most highly developed centers in the United States. The unique and compelling nature of the industry is a result of cutting-edge technology, sophisticated processes, and a highly-skilled workforce. Supported by the Region’s 40 colleges and universities, abundant water and transportation resources, and an incredible knack for innovation, manufacturing is one of the most significant contributors to economic development in the Region. Dayton-area manufacturing is globally competitive for businesses entering or expanding in the Region.

 

The Dayton Region is a 12-county area in West Central Ohio, stretching north to Auglaize and southeast to Clinton counties.

MANUFACTURING JOB
GROWTH IN THE DAYON REGION
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MANUFACTURING DATA AT A GLANCE 
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2,548

COMPANIES

Manufacturers

Doing business in the Dayton Region 

ANNUAL OPENNINGS

4,164

2016 TO 2020

6.6% of all job postings

regional manufacturing occupations witnessed 4,164 average monthly job openings.

$1

billion invested

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

.03

In 2019 and 2020 by

​Expanding 45 facilities Constructing 10 new facilities

Creating 3,029 jobs

14.7% 129,166  

WORKFORCE

Of the Region's workforce

Employees

PAYROLL

16.2% $9.8  

Of the Region's annual payroll

billion

GROSS REGIONAL PRODUCT

20.8% $18.6  

billion

GRP: Final market value of all goods and services produced in the Region.

CONCENTRATED CAPABILITIES
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ENGINEERING

DESIGN

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RESEARCH &

DEVELOPMENT

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ASSEMBLY

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WELDING

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PRECISION 

MACHINING

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AUTOMATION

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ADDITIVE 

MANUFACTURING

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PROTOTYPE

SERVICES

MANY
OTHER CAPABILITIES

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LASER CUTTING

DIVERSE MARKETS
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AUTOMOTIVE

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AEROSPACE

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DEFENSE

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FOOD &

AGRICULTURE

ELECTRONICS

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MEDICAL

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Serving a wide variety of regional, national, and global customers

Sources: EMSI Dataset 2021.1; US Census; Bureau of Labor Statistics; Dayton Development Coalition.