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 123,892 workers or 14.5% of the area’s workforce. That workforce is supported by the region’s 40 colleges and universities that provide education and job training. In 2014 and 2015, the manufacturing industry invested $2.1 billion in the area (14-county region) by expanding 46 facilities, constructing 15 new facilities, and creating 6,609 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

Description2018 Jobs2029 Jobs2018 - 2029 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2018 - 2029 Change
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand7,7467,7500%$12.271,0674
Assemblers and Fabricators, All Other, Including Team Assemblers2,9592,506(15%)$14.19315(453)
Packers and Packagers, Hand2,1912,103(4%)$9.55326(88)
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1,9401,760(9%)$17.62222(180)
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers1,7251,7693%$28.7217644
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic1,5181,485(2%)$19.72152(33)
Helpers - Production Workers1,4241,4492%$11.3721925
Industrial Machinery Mechanics1,2101,3098.2%$23.7511899
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,141971(15%)$16.78119(170)
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers1,0821,1405%$20.1712558
Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical Assemblers, Except Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers1,025819(20%)$15.46108(206)
Tool and Die Makers738638(14%)$23.3765(100)

Employment Growth by Occupation

Major Employers in Dayton Region

Honda America Manufacturing Co.3,000
Fuyao Glass America Inc.2,100
Navistar International Corp.1,500
Clopay Building Products1,500
MAHLE Behr Dayton LLC1,200
Whirlpool Corporation1,200
Midmark Corp.981
Neaton Auto Products Manufacturing Inc.923

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Member Employers

Fuyao Glass America
Emerson Climate Technologies