Dayton Area Defense Contractors Association
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Who We Are

DaytonDefense is a Dayton, Ohio-based, nonprofit industry association. Since 1995, we have promoted regional economic development activity among local defense contractors, WPAFB and the Federal sector. 

Bringing the region's defense community together

DaytonDefense is the nexus of industry representation, networking, business intelligence, and educational opportunities for defense businesses and professionals in Dayton. 

Our network and events provide the latest on defense-relevant science and technology, manufacturing, and related opportunities - topics that matter most to serving the rapidly-changing defense missions. 

We are committed to integrating and promoting the business interests of Dayton-area defense contractors, aligned with the interests of all those who live and work in the Dayton area. 


Connect with peers, partners, collaborators, and customers in a region-wide network of defense professionals and organizations.


Meet firsthand with key Government and industry leaders and learn about their upcoming technical priorities and challenges.


Exclusive events, webinars, and opportunities to connect with key industry and Government leaders. 


Find and create opportunities to protect and expand defense sector jobs in the Dayton region, hire exceptionally qualified professionals, and learn about industry-best hiring practices.


We are committed to fostering the growth of the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM) workforce in our region.

We support workforce development initiatives and STEMM education through the DaytonDefense Educational Foundation, an all-volunteer 501 3C charitable organization. DaytonDefense Educational Foundation provides scholarships, program support, fundraising, and outreach activities to local STEMM students, helping to build the workforce of our future. 


DaytonDefense is a volunteer-driven organization. Volunteering gives you the opportunity to support our local defense community, STEM education, and workforce development in Dayton. To learn more, contact us

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