Key Industries

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Dayton welcomes businesses of all varieties, but the City's asset-based development model is tightly focused on five key industry clusters.  Each cluster represents a high-growth sector for the Dayton region, including:

  • Aerospace R&D
  • Human Sciences & Health Care
  • Information Technology
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
  • Water
Each of these sectors is rooted in a STEM field and one of Dayton's valuable regional assets such as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base or the Great Miami Buried Aquifer.   By concentrating on Dayton's core competencies and strategic advantages, the community provides a fertile business environment for entrepreneurs and investors alike.
Contact the City of Dayton’s Department of Economic Development to find out more about why Dayton is a great place to do business and how we can help your company soar to new heights.

Click here to learn about the "Welcome Dayton" project, which is helping to make the city a more attractive destination for immigrant entrepreneurs.  


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Advanced Materials

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