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Ohio UAS Center, Air Force Research Laboratory to Test Groundbreaking Aviation Technology

(SPRINGFIELD, Ohio) – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Major General William Cooley, Commander of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, announced today that the Ohio Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center and AFRL will begin testing groundbreaking aviation technology at the Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport.

Looking Back at 2018

We have a simple, straightforward mission at the Dayton Development Coalition: To recruit, expand and retain jobs in the Dayton Region. When the year ends and we look back on our work, those three things show the growth of the region’s economic base. 

Federal Installations Have a $16.68 Billion Economic Impact on the Dayton Region, Generate 88,000 Jobs

DAYTON, Ohio –An economic impact analysis conducted for the Dayton Development Coalition by The Perduco Group found that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Springfield Air National Guard Base, and the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center have a combined economic impact of $16.68 billion on the 14-count

Dayton Development Coalition's November Updates

DDC Newsletter | November 30, 2018

The Ohio Defense Forum

The Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) hosted a state-wide third annual Ohio Defense Forum for local/state government officials, community leaders, and key stakeholders to build awareness and understanding of connecting Ohio's Defense Installations, communities and industries with the defense ecosystem. The Ohio Defense Forum wrapped up on October 17. More than 250 people attended a two-day event that featured keynote speakers, panel discussions, and working groups. 

Big Month for Wins in the Dayton Region!

DDC Newsletter | October 31, 2018

We have a straightforward mission at the Dayton Development Coalition: To recruit, expand and retain jobs in the Dayton Region. 

It's been a big month on the economic development front in the region! In partnership with JobsOhio and many of our local partners, over 1,700 jobs were committed, with an investment of more than $300 million on new facilities and expansion projects. The Dayton Region continues to grow!

Learning on the Go with Mitch Heaton

Event: Farnborough International Airshow 2018, July 16-20, 2018

Why were you there?

The Farnborough International Airshow is a week-long, biennial event that combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defense industries with a public airshow. The event is held in mid-July in even-numbered years at Farnborough Airport in Hampshire, United Kingdom. The first five days (Monday to Friday) are dedicated exclusively to trade, with the final two days open to the public.

A Moment of Opportunity for Dayton

By Loren Thompson
Lexington Institute

When Dayton community leaders conducted their first fly-in to Washington in 1984, the U.S. military was engaged in what proved to be the last big modernization surge of Cold War years.

The Air Force was buying hundreds of new fighters each year, not to mention two different bombers.

Every facet of military spending was increasing, and by the end of the 1980s employment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base topped 30,000.

But then the Cold War ended.

Dayton’s Competitive Advantage

When Lt. Gen. Steven Kwast started talking about the Dayton Region at this year’s Fly‐In, it was hard to believe he had never been stationed at Wright‐Patterson Air Force Base. His vision for Dayton’s future combines the community’s past and present in an inspiring blueprint for the region’s success.

“You have a culture of knowledge, guarded in a patriot’s heart, that is like no other community in America,” Kwast said.

Ohio’s UAS Experts Take “Fly Ohio” Message to AUVSI

DENVER— A team of Ohio’s Unmanned Aerial Systems experts arrived at XPONENTIAL 2018 Tuesday, ready to share why the Buckeye State’s UAS industry continues to grow and thrive.

The global conference by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) marks one of the industry’s leading gatherings, featuring more than 600 companies in 20 UAS-related industries. An expected 8,000 industry professionals from 55 countries will attend the three-day event.

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