Advanced Manufacturing

The Dayton, Ohio, Region’s manufacturing industry is one of the largest, most highly developed centers in the United States. According to research from the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, the industry employs 114,411 workers or 15.26% of the area’s workforce. That workforce is supported by the region’s 40 colleges and universities that provide education and job training. Between 2009 and 2013, the manufacturing industry invested $2.3 billion in the area by expanding or constructing 200 facilities and creating more than 12,000 jobs. The industry’s growth –especially in aerospace and electronics – is supported by a unique combination of factors: abundant water resources, efficient transportation networks, and a historic knack for innovation. Manufacturing has been and will continue to be critical for the economic and national security of the United States, which makes the Dayton region a vital investment in the country’s future. If you’d like any further information, please contact us here.

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Occupations Employed by these Industries

Description2017 Jobs2028 Jobs2018 - 2028 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2018 - 2028 Change
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand8,1148,3452%$12.471,138145
Packers and Packagers, Hand2,5942,6080%$9.28394130
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other2,1852,117(3%)$13.98250(68)
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1,8821,9121%$17.7323015
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1,6681,6931%$27.3516712
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic1,5231,6517%$19.91168107
Team Assemblers1,3301,3904%$11.5516356
Helpers--Production Workers1,3211,303(2%)$11.24198(23)
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,100844(21%)$16.87107(227)
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1,0351,0864%$18.5911839
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers894826(7%)$13.92100(61)

Employment Growth by Occupation

Major Employers in Dayton Region

Honda America Manufacturing Co.3,300
Fuyao Glass America Inc.2,000
Navistar International Corp.1,500
Clopay Building Products1,200
MAHLE Behr Dayton LLC1,200
Whirlpool Corporation1,200
Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing Inc.923
F&P America Manufacturing920

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Member Employers

Fuyao Glass America
Emerson Climate Technologies
MAHLE Behr Dayton LLC