Economic impact of federal installations


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – An economic impact analysis conducted for the Dayton Development Coalition found that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Springfield National Guard, and the Dayton VA Medical Center all contribute more than $16 billion to the Dayton region.

Rachel Castle, Director of the Defense Program for the Dayton Development Coalition, joined 2 NEWS Friday to discuss the analysis.

“We found that more than 88 thousand jobs can be attributed both directly and indirectly to defense companies and to these installations,” Castle says.

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