Concentrating in aerospace Research and Development (R&D), this sector is diverse. Technologies focus on such areas as fuels and combustion, sensor fusion, alternative energies, human performance and combat technologies. Many operations support the activities at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Activities at the base include R&D, advanced education, acquisition and logistics management and intelligence analysis.
- Over $700 million dollars are invested each year in R&D.
- The region boosts over 17 doctorial programs in the aerospace field.
- Region named as the Aerospace Hub by the State of Ohio in 2009.