Dayton Area Overview

Dayton Skyline

Since the arrival of our first settlers on April 1, 1796, Dayton has always been a place for pioneering vision and change. We have hosted many firsts as the patent capital of the U.S. and provided the world with a staggering number of life-changing innovations and technological advancements.

Today we’re still setting trends and promoting growth. In the research labs of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the University of Dayton, Wright State University, and many of our top businesses, the innovative spirit of Dayton continues to produce cutting-edge technology and dynamic solutions to today’s biggest issues.

With the crossroads of Interstate 70 and 75, our railroad capacity, and our international airport, Dayton provides one of the most accessible cities in the nation. In fact, Dayton’s location puts it within one day’s drive of 60% of the U.S. population. Our superior transportation makes us among the most competitive mid-sized cities for logistics. In Dayton we know what business needs and we can deliver!

Just ask some of our premier business leaders. When we ask top innovators why they chose Dayton, they talk about our pro-business reputation:

  1. Please contact the Department of Economic Development at (937) 333 - 3634 to learn more about our variety of business incentives and business development services. Our team is here for you!