Riverside Connects Industries with a Strong Business Ecosystem
Riverside offers businesses access to a strong ecosystem of manufacturing companies, defense contractors, aerospace firms, technology companies, and professional services firms. Our strategic advantage is the immediate access we offer to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and a location that places the majority of the U.S. population within a day’s drive. In addition, our cost of doing business and real estate costs are lower than the national average - an ideal combination for growing companies.
Locating in Riverside will place you among a creative mix of defense, aerospace, data-mining/big data, telecommunications and technology companies and research facilities. Local companies include:
- Collins Aerospace
- CDO Technologies
- Evanhoe & Associates
- Skyward, LTD
- Pratt and Whitney
Riverside & Montgomery County Target Industries
Industries of all types are flourishing in our region due to our strong infrastructure, access, diverse economy and low cost of doing business. In addition, there are target industries who have a strong ecosystem of like minded organizations, existing workforce development programs in place and room for growth. These target industries have been defined by Montgomery County and refined by Riverside based on our unique advantages.
Riverside provides direct access to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the largest in Ohio. The Air Force is continuing to innovate and further their missions to explore space, for example. This has created significant opportunities for defense contracting companies. Those wishing to do business with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, or expanding their existing contracts, should consider Riverside for its strategic location, affordable and available commercial office space, and the ability to tie into a strong defense contractor network.
Montgomery County's aerospace history begins with Orville and Wilbur Wright, who were born and raised in the Dayton region. Our region’s aerospace manufacturing industry has been a backbone of our regional profile since. With the recent growth and investments of PSA Airlines, infrastructure improvements to the Dayton International Airport (DAY) and our regional strength with airplane OEM manufacturing, we continue to grow, invest and foster this important industry sector.
Montgomery County is situated at the intersection of I-70 and I-75, which gives logistics and distribution companies incredibly fast and convenient access to 61% of the U.S. population, 63% of U.S. manufacturers, and 80% of U.S. corporate headquarters, all of which are within a 600-mile radius. We have leveraged our geographic advantage to help businesses like P&G, Payless, Spectrum Brands, and many others, grow their distribution network and reduce costs.
Research & Technology Companies
Montgomery County and the Dayton region are attractive to companies looking to locate their research, development, and innovation teams in a dynamic R&D ecosystem. Companies can leverage the fresh, innovative minds graduating out of the 42 regional higher education institutions within a 1-hour drive of Dayton. The GE Aviation EPISCenter, Emerson Helix Innovation Center, Spectrum Brands, and many more have invested their research and development teams in Montgomery County.
Foreign Direct Investment
Montgomery County's location, incentives, resource programs, and history of manufacturing excellence reduces risks for foreign and international investment. We have a strong track record of working with multinational, Fortune 500 companies to locate and grow their business in the Dayton region and can help them get their businesses up and running faster and cheaper than our competitors. See the case studies we’ve created for Green Tokai Company, Fuyao Glass America, and Simlat Ltd.