The Ohio Aerospace & Aviation Council is a state-wide industry driven economic development organization designed to 1) to attract and retain key growth oriented companies and 2) to work collaboratively as leaders from all regions to strengthen and grow Ohio’s Aerospace & Aviation industry – including related federal, academic, non-profit installations and assets.
The Council was formed by the Ohio Governor to develop a strategy to strengthen and grow Ohio’s Aerospace & Aviation industry and is comprised of leaders from Ohio’s key Aerospace, Aviation, Defense, Space, University and Support Organizations. The challenge was to unite key Aerospace & Aviation industry thought leaders to define development initiatives that will drive Ohio’s economy and increase Ohio’s global competitiveness.
Although historically Ohio has received recognition as a player in the aerospace industry, the prevalence of the aviation and aerospace industries in Ohio may not have been appreciated to their full impact. After extensive research, data gathering and competitive benchmarking, the council has defined the core areas of focus and leadership for the Ohio Aerospace & Aviation community. These areas are areas in which Ohio offers unique capabilities and assets. Ohio is and remains a key industry leader in these driver segments.
The Council is comprised of industry leaders from the following organizations:
Air Force Research Laboratory
Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services, Inc.
Business Aviation Collaboration of Ohio
Cincinnati USA Partnership
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Dayton Development Coalition (DDC)
Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP)
Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority
L-3 Communications Cincinnati Electronics
NASA Glenn Research Center
National Aviation Hall of Fame
National Aviation Heritage Alliance
Office of Governor John R. Kasich
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Ohio Aviation Association (OAA)
Ohio Board of Regents
Ohio Department of Development
Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association
Parker Aerospace/Parker Hannifin
Teledyne Turbine Engines
The Boeing Company
University of Cincinnati