Foreign Direct Investment
Montgomery County’s central location, innovative tech sector and quality of life continue to attract investors around the globe. Companies from around the globe are thriving in the area, stimulating growth and providing a model for further investment.
Ohio is the eighth-largest exporting state in the country, with merchandise exports valued at $49.1 billion in 2016.
Montgomery County partners with several organizations, including the Miami Valley International Trade Association (MVITA), which educates businesses on best practices and works to promote the results. And the United States Department for Export Assistance, staffed by economists and experts in market intelligence and global expansion.
If you’re interested in tapping the potential of this vibrant marketplace, the Community & Economic Development department is ready to help setup processes for importing and exporting internationally.
Foreign Direct Investment Case Studies:
With facilities in Dayton, OH, the United Kingdom and Germany, this Australia-based company has created a patented, fluid-based curing technology that significantly reduces the cost of engineering and manufacturing advanced composite components.
Electra Form Industries
Based in Ontario, Canada, EFI is known for its quality, low-cost PET perform molds. A member of the Wentworth Group of companies, the company has 25 patents and uses innovative technologies to develop flexible and adaptable technologies for all of its products. Montgomery County is home to one of EFI’s eight mold manufacturing and services centers in the United States, Canada, the UK, Poland, and Singapore.
Adare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Founded in Milan, Italy in 1969, as Eurand Pharma – which still has facilities in Dayton, OH, Italy and France – is a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing enhanced pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products using proprietary drug formulation technologies. More than 40 products worldwide utilize Adare's technologies.
Cadbury Schweppes American Beverages
Started as a small shop in Birmingham in 1824, this UK-based giant manufactures and distributes a range of storied soft drinks including 7Up, Sunkist, Diet Rite, RC Cola, and A&W. The Montgomery-based distribution facility employs 90 and has overseen increases in growth at the same time competing soft drink manufacturers have seen declines.
Behr specializes in automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems. Dayton is home to Behr Dayton Thermal Products, which has 1,400 fulltime employees and is one of the company’s 17 global locations outside of Germany.