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Project Details
Economic Development
Large Sized Unmanned Aerial Systems Acquisition Initiative
To continue to serve the needs of the rapidly growing UAS industry, Sinclair will expand its small UAS fleet to incorporate aircraft over the 55-pound category. These include fixed-wing systems capable of long-duration operations, cargo delivery systems, and passenger air vehicles (PAVs). This fleet expansion will allow further research and development, academic instruction, and hands-on training for real-world applications in both the private and public sectors.
Organization Details
Sinclair Community College
444 W. Third Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Montgomery
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Government
Organization Contact Details
Jeff Miller
Vice President for Administration
Sinclair Community College
614-560-4670
444 W. Third Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Montgomery
Katie DeLand
Duane Morris Government Strategies
937-424-7086
kldeland@dmgs.com
Location Details
Dayton
Montgomery
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
2850000
18349999
Sinclair has already invested $11.5 million of capital and operating dollars into the Sinclair UAS Center, combined with $4 million of previous state investment. As such, Sinclair is prepared to incur any additional matching funds needed to complete this equipment acquisition.
Equipment Purchases
Yes
Sinclair has already invested $11.5 million of capital and operating dollars into the Sinclair UAS Center, combined with $4 million of previous state investment. As such, Sinclair is prepared to incur any additional matching funds needed to complete this equipment acquisition.
Yes
Within the next 6 months
Sinclair is actively working with Congressman Turner's office to determine any further funding opportunities for this project. Sinclair will apprise the Dayton Development Coalition as well as the PDAC Committee if any specific opportunities become available.
Community Details
The Dayton Region is uniquely well-positioned for continued growth and development in the UAS industry. According to the Teal Group's World Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Profile & Forecast 2020/2021 annual sector study, there are lucrative business opportunities in the emerging civil government and commercial UAS market. Estimates that non-military UAS market will total $108 billion over the next decade. It soars from $5 billion in 2020 to $18.4 billion in 2029, a 15.6% Compound Annual Growth Rate.

Sinclair Community College is a key partner in Montgomery County’s Economic Development strategy in growing the entire UAS cluster, and further investment in large-sized Unmanned Aerial Systems is critical. Sinclair continues to successfully partner in its efforts to be the driving force in UAS for the Dayton Region and Ohio. Alignment in all aspects of growing the UAS cluster is the key to collective success, and alignment in developing the right pathways for incumbent workforce training and meeting the needs of industry have provided countless outcomes. Sinclair is at the forefront in UAS and has helped Montgomery County and the Region grow talent and retain and attract new businesses from around the United States and world.

Yes, Sinclair Community College has received $1,000,000 in Congressional earmarks from Congressman Mike Turner and Senator Sherrod Brown in 2021 for the Sinclair Community College Advanced Manufacturing Center to assist in regional workforce training initiatives.
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According to the Teal Group's World Civil Unmanned Aerial Systems Market Profile & Forecast 2020/2021 annual sector study, there are lucrative business opportunities in the emerging civil government and commercial UAS market. Estimates that non-military UAS market will total $108 billion over the next decade. It soars from $5 billion in 2020 to $18.4 billion in 2029, a 15.6% Compound Annual Growth Rate.

This data point- and more- confirm the trend from over more than the last decade, which shows a strong demand for UAS technologies and commercial applications and robust educational programs. This has accelerated in recent years, somewhat driven by the pandemic. Therefore, it is imperative that leading educational and applied research institutions, including Sinclair, continue to invest in the latest technology and larger systems as the regulations develop to enable their full integration and application commercially in the near-term.
$50,000-$75,000
Yes
Yes
Aerospace and Aviation
Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, Warren
Additional Details
No
Katie DeLand
937-424-7086
kldeland@dmgs.com
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