Top employers in the Dayton area

Dayton is the Ohio Aerospace Hub and has the largest single-site employer in Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Manufacturing also remains a vital part of our local economy.

Plus, the Greater Downtown Dayton area includes many professional services, law, and independent retailers.

Key industries

Dayton is home to a wide variety of businesses, but the key industries and areas of highest growth include:

Each of these sectors is rooted in a STEM field and one of Dayton’s valuable regional assets such as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base or the Great Miami Buried Aquifer. By concentrating on Dayton’s core competencies and strategic advantages, the community provides a fertile business environment for entrepreneurs and investors alike.

25 top employers

1. Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, 27,400 employees

2. Premier Health Partners, 14,135 employees

3. Kettering Health Network, 5,029 employees

4. Montgomery County, 4,559 employees

5. The Kroger Company, 4,100 employees

6. LexisNexis, 3,100 employees

7. Sinclair Community College, 2,726 employees

8. Dayton Public Schools, 2,574 employees

9. Wright State University, 2,948 employees

10. AK Steel Corporation, 2,400 employees

11. Honda of America Manufacturing, 2,400 employees

12. Community Mercy Health Partners, 2,297 employees

13. University of Dayton, 2,191 employees

14. VA Medical Center, 1,914 employees

15. City of Dayton, 1,913 employees

16. Emerson Climate Technologies, 1,533 employees

17. Meijer, Inc., 1,367 employees

18. Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, 1,335 employees

19. Cox Media Group Ohio, 1,100 employees

20. Speedway, LLC, 1,032 employees

21. Behr Dayton Thermal Products, 1,022 employees

22. AT&T Ohio, 1,000 employees

23. DPL Inc., 930 employees

24. CareSource, 894 employees

25. Fifth Third Bank, 875 employees

Source: City of Dayton Office of Economic Development

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