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 14-county area in West Central Ohio, stretching north to Auglaize and south to Bulter, Warren, and Clinton counties.
GROWTH IN THE DAYTON REGION
MANUFACTURING DATA AT A GLANCE
Doing business in the Dayton Region
Of the Region's workforce
2018 TO 2022
Average monthly job openings
8.5% of all job openings
Of the Region's annual payroll
Average of all manufacturing jobs, including management and line workers
GROSS REGIONAL PRODUCT
GRP: Final market value of all goods and services produced in the Region.
Using a National (LQ) manufacturing baseline of 1.0, the Dayton Region’s 1.89 is .89 above the national average.
In 2020 - 2021
Expanding 72 facilities Constructing 12 new facilities
Creating 3,999 jobs
Serving a wide variety of regional, national, and global customers
Sources: Lightcast™ Analyst 2022.3 Dataset; Dayton Development Coalition.