Industry Overview


Whether you are flying out of the Dayton International Airport, or utilizing the I-70/75 interchange, your business can quickly reach customers near and far.  State Route 4 and State Route 35 provide additional connections to cities across the region.  Ohio's railroads provide access to markets nationwide.  Dayton is also one of the most bike-friendly cities in the country.  The Dayton region is so important as a transportation hub, that both Wright State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) have created master's degree programs in logistics and supply chain management.  


Fast facts


  • Dayton is the nation's number one 90-minute air market, meaning the city can be reached in 90 minutes or less by 55% of the population.
  • Dayton sits at the “Crossroads of America”; the I-70/75 Intersection connects Miami, Florida with Canada and Baltimore, Maryland with western Utah.
  • Dayton is within 600 miles of 70% of all North American manufacturers and 60% of all U.S. households. Within that 600-mile radius, major cities including Chicago, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, and Atlanta are accessible.


Source: Dayton International Airport, Montgomery Co. Ohio, Economic Development Division