Aerospace R&D

Doctor with Microscope From the Wright Brothers’ first airplane factory to the latest technological innovations at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), Dayton has always been at the forefront of aerospace research and development. Today Dayton is the official Ohio Aerospace Hub with a center of excellence focused on sensors, unmanned systems, propulsion, and other commercialization opportunities that can help your business grow.

GE Aviation recently chose Dayton for their new $50 million R&D facility known as the EPISCENTER –Electrical Power Integrated Systems Research and Development Center. 

By working in partnership with the City of Dayton, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and other regional partners, GE Aviation chose to capture the talent and resources available in our community for the next generation of aerospace technology.

The Dayton region is also home to a cluster of business incubators, where companies are developing cutting-edge military and civilian innovations for commercial applications. By locating in Dayton, companies can explore opportunities to partner with institutions like the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) or The Entrepreneur’s Center in the new Tech Town office park. Dayton is a place where talented scientists and salespeople are working together to drive the new economy forward in Ohio.

Contact the City of Dayton’s Department of Economic Development to find out more about why Dayton is a national leader in the aerospace industry, and how we can help your business soar to new heights.

  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!