The Miami Valley 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.
The City of Dayton, a well-known birthplace of aviation and home to Wright brothers, is the largest city in the Region with approximately 166,000 residents. Dayton is the hub of arts, culture, and entertainment in the Region. Dayton is home of Dayton Dragons, a minor league baseball and world-class facilities such as Schuster Performing Arts Center and Dayton Art Institute are located in Downtown Dayton.
The Region, like many other Midwestern cities, has a rich history of manufacturing and a wealth of production knowledge. However, the region is currently in the process of shifting from a manufacturing- to a knowledge-based economy. Further, a long tradition of aviation research in the Region continues with the Wright Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB), the largest single-site employer in the State of Ohio.
The Region is served by three interstate highways – I-70, I-75, and I-675 and the Dayton International Airport, located near the I-70/I-75 interchange, serves the Region as the gateway to the United States’ top 90-minute air market. It is this geographic advantage, supported by the network of infrastructures and abundance of higher-education institutions that makes the Region competitive in the global market place.
The Region is full of great places and variety of amenities. Top quality recreational amenities such as parks, museums, and recreational facilities including an extensive regional bikeways of over 190 miles are within close proximity for its residents, making the Region more livable with a good quality of life.