The Dayton region, located in southwest Ohio, is home to over 900,000 people in 2,340 square miles.  The region, made up of diverse communities in sizes and characteristics but united by shared identity and values, is a great place to live, work, and play where everyone is enjoying a good quality of life.  Like many other Midwestern cities, it has a rich history of manufacturing and a wealth of production knowledge though currently shifting from a manufacturing to a knowledge-based economy. 

(Source: Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission).


The Dayton region, located in southwest Ohio, is within 600 miles of 64% of the U.S. population.

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Economic Indicators

Indicators included in the report are Employment Trends, Unemployment Rates, Job Postings, Airport Trends for cargo and passengers, Cost of Living Index, Gross Domestic Product, Consumer Price Index, New Construction, Residential Home Sales, and Sales Tax Collection.

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Labor Force

Ohio has one of the largest labor forces in the nation, with more than 5.7 million workers.  The Dayton region is home to a large and skilled labor force, with a total civilian labor force totaling nearly 425,000.

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2015 Demographic Report

This report was prepared by CBRE, the global leader in real estate services.

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Occupational Employment and Wages

Occupational employment and wages by major occupational group, United States and the Dayton Metropolitan Statistical Area, and measures of statistical significance, May 2011

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High-Wage Jobs

Buckeye Top Fifty: 2008–2018.  Ohio’s High-Wage Occupations in Demand.

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