Our Region

The Miami Valley Region, located in southwest Ohio, is made up of communities, diverse in sizes and characteristics but, united by shared identity and values.

The Region, like many other Midwestern cities, has a rich history of manufacturing and a wealth of production knowledge. However, the Region is in the process of shifting from a manufacturing-based to a knowledge-based and medical facility-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 marketplace. 

The Miami Valley Region is full of great places and a variety of amenities. Top-quality recreational attractions such as parks, museums, cultural arts, and recreational facilities make it an extremely desirable area to live, work and play. The Region also boasts the nation’s largest paved trail network that covers over 340 miles and are within close proximity to its residents, making the Region more livable, active and connected, while enhancing resident’s quality of life.