Ohio is the eighth-best state for aerospace manufacturing, according to the latest study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The ranking is important, as the jobs are generally high-paying, and the future for aerospace is bright.
The Dayton region alone employs thousands of workers in aerospace-related jobs. GE Aviation has a facility in Vandalia that makes components for both military and civilian aircraft. GE has facilities in the Dayton region with 1,300 employees combined.
The Buckeye State also is the No. 1 supplier to Boeing, which supports 34,000 jobs and spends $10.5 billion with its various Ohio suppliers.