Ohio is the birthplace of flight and the North American hub for aerospace and aviation advancement. Our strengths in engineering, manufacturing, and assembly, coupled with federal research resources and a deep well of producers and parts suppliers, make Ohio the place where aerospace and aviation take off.

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R&D

labs and talent focused on rapid innovation

$9 billion

Leverage unique Ohio-based testing and research facilities dedicated to aerospace and aviation for knowledge transfer and R&D. Ohio’s world-class research and test facilities include Cincinnati’s GE Aviation, U.S. Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, and the NASA Glenn Research Center and Plum Brook Station in Cleveland and Sandusky respectively.

Manufacturing

The undisputed leader in U.S. aircraft engine production

Aircraft engine manufacturing employment in Ohio is 17%

Optimize your productivity. 17% of total U.S. employment in aviation and aerospace is located right here in Ohio. Ohio ranks 2nd in value-added per job among all states. We have the expertise and networks you need to succeed.

Supply Chain

The Constant Motion of Goods and Materials

Ohio is now the #1 U.S. supplier to both Boeing and Airbus. Ohio’s supply chain consists of OEMs and other suppliers that power our unmatched private and military aviation opportunities.

Ohio has more than 1200 private companies in the aerospace and defense industry – nearly double the national average and first among the 12 comparable Midwestern states.

Workforce

Attract and retain the talent you need

Optimize productivity, quality, and profits with Ohio’s skilled aircraft engine workforce. Ohio directly employs over 130,000 full-time aerospace and aviation employees and is 1ST among 12 comparable states in value-added manufacturing at $199,500 per employee.

Ohio employs more than 100,000 professionals at more than 1,200 aerospace, aviation and defense industry and related companies

Education

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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Site Selection

Narrow your building and location choices

Discover why Site Selection magazine picked Ohio as the top state to locate a business five out of the past seven years. 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.

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Partners

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.

Case Study

Rhinestahl In Ohio

Rhinestahl Corporation

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.

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Kristi Tanner
Managing Director
Phone: 614-224-6446