Aerospace and Aviation

Seize Opportunities in a Location with a Concentration of Suppliers and Customers

Seize Opportunities in a Location with a Concentration of Suppliers and Customers

When the Wright Brothers took flight, the impossible became possible. Since then, flight has evolved, and Ohio has played a central role in propelling aerospace and aviation.

For years, Ohio has been a hub of aerospace and aviation industry activity. Aerospace companies in the state can integrate into a leading supply chain and grow extensively through a thriving business climate. In Ohio, key advancements supported by over $12 billion in science and engineering research and development spending unlock opportunities across the entire aerospace and aviation industry.

In Ohio, you can:

  • Benefit from an established aerospace ecosystem that has made the state the No. 1 supplier to both Boeing and Airbus.
  • Partner with highly regarded organizations in academia, the public sector and private industry, such as TechSolve, NASA Glenn Research Center and the University of Dayton Research Institute, to develop and commercialize advancements in aerospace.
  • Get ahead by taking advantage of newer innovations, such as the first site in the United States that will offer innovators of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) the capability to fly and test next-generation systems beyond visual line of sight in the National Airspace System.
  • Build a workforce that is tailored to your needs by hiring from a strong talent pool of engineers and manufacturers and by cooperating with academic institutions and public organizations to create customized training programs.

Ohio is prepared for the future of aerospace and aviation. When it comes to launching your business, there's no better place than Ohio to let your ideas take flight.

Markets, Materials & Suppliers Map 2018

Aerospace & Aviation in Ohio

Ohio’s aerospace and aviation industry is known for its research, leadership and industrious workforce. This reputation has helped attract, build and nurture a comprehensive aerospace and aviation industry capable of taking innovation to new heights. Companies benefit from access to a variety of markets, materials, partners and suppliers. Discover Ohio’s aerospace and aviation resources, and where you’ll find them with this map.

Aerospace Ecosystem Within the State of Ohio

Aerospace Ecosystem Within the State of Ohio

The aerospace ecosystem in Ohio includes research and development, manufacturers, and supply chain.

Voss Industries Chooses to Stay in Northeast Ohio, Creating Nearly 60 New Jobs

Aerospace manufacturer will relocate to a larger and modern plant in Berea
April 1, 2019

Voss Industries is one of the world’s leading suppliers of highly engineered products for a wide array of industries, particularly aerospace. Increased demand meant the company needed to find a larger and modern space for long-term growth in Ohio. In its search, Voss found the right location in Northeast Ohio to handle the expanding company and retain and grow its talented workforce.

New COTSWORKS R&D Center Will Be a FORCE in Aerospace Optoelectronics

Investment opens door for technology innovation in Highland Heights, Ohio
February 6, 2019

As pressure from international competitors closed in on COTSWORKS, the company began seeking ways to build an R&D center. With support from a JobsOhio R&D Center Grant, COTSWORKS will establish its Fiber Optic Research Center of Excellence, or FORCE, which will be dedicated to aerospace optoelectronics. This facility will grow Northeast Ohio’s high-tech manufacturing capability and workforce and enable the company to better serve customers such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Proximity to Aerospace Cluster Drives Dedienne to Choose Ohio

Proximity to Aerospace Cluster Drives Dedienne to Choose Ohio

Ohio’s strong aerospace industry sparks international interest
Tim Sweeney, director, JobsOhio
October 16, 2018

Dedienne Aerospace is an international company that sought to be closer to its aerospace customers in the Midwest. When the company began evaluating locations for its second U.S. facility, Ohio’s economic development team quickly engaged the company. After learning about Ohio’s robust aerospace and aviation industry, Dedienne confidently made its decision.



When Wilmington Air Park sought growth, it realized it needed qualified workers to provide maintenance on its aircraft. To train workers, Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES), obtained a $315k grant to establish a training program. Learn how AMES is utilizing the grant to boost its workforce.