‘Magnet for high tech:’ How research drives Wright-Patt’s $15.5B impact

29 Apr 2019

Local businesses, universities and hospitals benefit from military expertise.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the Dayton region’s largest employer, an economic powerhouse integral to national defense that also attracts a trove of intellectual capital and expertise in high-tech research and development.

That work is done on base, at local companies and in labs at colleges and universities. It not only provides well-paying jobs to local residents, it’s a selling point to lure new businesses and jobs.

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