Aerospace Hub | Dayton Tech Town

Technology | Dayton Tech Town

In September 2009, Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher named Dayton as Ohio's official Aerospace Hub—the first of its kind in the state. The Ohio Hub of Innovation & Opportunity (OHIO) strategy assists regions across the state in leveraging their unique resources to attract and create new companies, spark new investments, grow jobs, and develop Ohio's key industries.

Called an "urban revitalization partnership," the hub extends beyond an economic development initiative. The goal is to build on the region's core strengths and the city's strategic plan for revitalization—boosting Dayton's aerospace-related business, quality of life components, and community development.

The hub is a designated business district that encompasses the urban area of Dayton stretching from Tech Town at the north to the University of Dayton Research Institute at the south.

Partners also include the Dayton Development CoalitionCity of DaytonMontgomery CountyCityWide and the University of Dayton Research Institute. 


"In Dayton, we are blessed to have a world center for aerospace," says Gov. Strickland. The OHIO strategy "draws upon the assets of Wright Patterson Air Force Base; cutting edge research at UD; and a strong partnership across the region."