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Keeping Our Nation’s Space and Military Installations at the Forefront

Ohio’s federal and military installations are at the forefront of U.S. innovation, spanning the state from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to NASA Glenn Research Center. Along with Battelle, the national aerospace labs that forge the future of our lives in air and space work in Ohio.  Ohio is proud to be the home to an array of federal & military installations contributing nearly $40 billion to the overall economy.

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“We have a great relationship with JobsOhio. I don’t think we could be nearly as successful in recruiting people to Ohio, getting veterans into the right jobs, our military members into the right jobs, and help an industry without the JobsOhio platform.”
Major General Deborah Ashenhurst
Director of Ohio Dept of Veterans Services, US Army ret.
Ohio Military Facts

The economic impact of our dedicated military and federal community is vast, and Ohio will continue to invest to ensure we remain the #1 state for military and federal missions.

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Department of Defense Air Force civilian employees
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Defense personnel earning $3.3 Billion in payroll

Federal & Military Access in Ohio


Ohio is home to an array of federal & military installations supporting over 380,000 jobs and delivering nearly $40 Billion in gross regional product. Surrounding those installations is an industrial base that represents $69 billion in total economic activity, accounting for nearly 6% of the state’s economy.



  • Ohio is a military & federal employee friendly state – welcoming personnel & family to be stationed in Ohio.
  • JobsOhio and its partners reinforce the importance of military & federal installations in Ohio leveraging existing programs for the benefit of the military.

Taking the Next Step in Autonomous Mobility

Ohio is actively investing in a living lab for integrated autonomous systems on the road and in the air. Learn more about what Ohio and the military are doing to drive urban air mobility and a fully integrated autonomous transportation ecosystem forward.

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Ohio Military and Federal Sector Economic Impact

JobsOhio commissioned Matrix Design Group to conduct the 2021 Economic Impacts of the Ohio Military and Federal Sector. The purpose of this study is to document and examine the economic impact of military and federal spending within Ohio.

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Les Lyles
General, USAF retired
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Buzz Moseley
General, USAF retired
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Tom Owen
Lt. General, USAF retired
JT Thompson, Lt. General USAF retired
JT Thompson
Lt. General, USAF retired

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Elaine Bryant
Managing Director, Military & Federal
(937) 229-9085
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James Dignan
Consultant, Reserve/Guard
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