labs and talent focused on rapid innovation
Validate your work faster. Ohio is home to world-class research and test facilities, including Cincinnati’s GE Aviation, the U.S. Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, and the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
The undisputed leader in U.S. aircraft engine production
Optimize your productivity. 17% of total U.S. employment in aviation and aerospace is located right here in Ohio. We have the expertise and networks you need to succeed.
Keep more of your revenue
In the last five years, Ohio has lowered business tax burdens by more than half, eliminating taxes on inventory, corporate income and investments in equipment.
Effective tax rate on new investment in Ohio, ranking Ohio 3rd in the U.S. based on recent analysis by Ernst & Young.
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Get access to serious capital
Fund your business. Enhance your manufacturing processes. Commercialize your research. Ohio offers dozens of ways to quickly access capital and collaboration. Here are just a few.
Innovation Ohio Loan Fund
Low-interest financing for acquisition, construction and related costs of technology, facilities and equipment.
Research Commercialization Grant Program
R&D funding for accelerated commercialization by small companies.
Entrepreneurial Signature Program
Growth acceleration for early-stage Ohio technology companies through this network of services and capital.
Attract and retain the talent you need
World-class logistics that help your business thrive
Get to market faster. Ohio is recognized globally for its fast, effective routing of goods and services worldwide. Multi modal and centrally located, Ohio’s logistical infrastructure is designed to move parts and products in and out remarkably fast.
Aligned with the demands of modern business
Ohio’s public and private universities supply well-prepared employees to our workforce. And robust academic/industry collaboration helps commercialize technology and spur innovation. You’ll find aviation and aerospace programs at several institutions, including:
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Narrow your building and location choices
Discover why Site Selection magazine picked Ohio as the top state to locate a business four years in a row. JobsOhio Consultants will quickly provide the economic, geographic and other data you need to make an informed decision, and connect you with the industry, funding and political partners you need to move fast.
Maximize your marketability
The spirit of cooperation and collaboration within Ohio’s aviation and aerospace community – both in business and in higher education – is central to our industry leading position.
These and other global corporations have significant operations in Ohio.
These and other local organizations foster advocacy and collaboration among Ohio's aerospace and aviation leaders.
The constant motion of goods and materials
Ohio’s supply chain consists of OEMs and other suppliers that power our unmatched private and military aviation opportunities.
Ohio has more than 600 private companies in the aerospace and defense industry – nearly double the national average and first among the 12 comparable Midwestern states.
Rhinestahl In Ohio
Rhinestahl Corporation, a leading manufacturer of specialized tools for the maintenance of aircraft engines, was looking to expand into another facility. The company is based in Mason, Ohio and is the sole licensee for GE aircraft engine tools.
In addition to a new facility, Rhinestahl needed a qualified workforce of machinists that could work independently on aircraft engine projects.
Finding the talent was a challenge because most of the available workforce was already a part of their supply chain.
JobsOhio and Cincinnati USA Partnership was part of a team led by the Governor's regional representative that worked with the company to successfully identify a suitable workforce solution. Ultimately, Rhinestahl committed to creating 69 new jobs, made a $5 million capital investment, and brought $6.6 million in new payroll to southwest Ohio.
Given the shear breadth and scope of the industry in Ohio, our state is uniquely positioned as a leader in aerospace. Aerospace propulsion activity in Ohio covers a spectrum of advanced propulsion technologies for all aerospace vehicle types (aircraft, rockets and spacecraft), for both military and commercial use.
Aviation contributes more than $10 billion in economic activity to the Ohio economy. Our state’s aviation infrastructure includes 11,000 aircraft and 160 public use airports. Major passenger airports are in Cleveland, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, Akron/Canton and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky.
Ohio is home to multiple federal and military assets, including the Air Force Materiel Command, which is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio. Military installations in Ohio generate groundbreaking research in the Unmanned Aerial Systems industry (UAS). Ohio has historically been a major factor in military research and execution.