About Dayton

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The City of Dayton has a long and well-documented history as one of the greatest American innovation centers. Dayton has the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship ingrained in our very culture. Situated at the intersection of the nation's largest interstate highway systems, I-70 and I-75, Dayton is one of America's most well connected cities. Thanks to our railroad capacity, and our very own international airport, Dayton has become one of the most easily accessible cities in the nation. In fact, Dayton's unique location puts it within one day's drive of 60% of the U.S. population. 

While Dayton is an extremely pro-business environment for any industry, our core strengths lie in the following fields of operation: 

  • Aerospace R&D
  • Human Sciences & Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Water Management and Technology


Ranked America's 4th largest engineering capital, Dayton's unique position, history, and resources make us one of the most competitive mid-sized cities for business operations, new product R&D and entrepreneurial endeavors in the country. The advantages, resources, and initiatives below are only a few of the multiple reasons Greater Dayton is driving the regional economy into the future. Please explore these strategic opportunities and see what Dayton has to offer you or your business.